Ladies sweep Lions

October 10, 2018

NEEDLES — It was a doubleheader win for the Needles High School Lady ’Stangs as they defeated the Calvary Chapel Lady Lions on Oct. 5 in The Corral.

The scores of the NIAA 2A South League doubleheader were 25-18 and 25-10 in the first match and 25-19 and 25-19 in the second match. The doubleheader win gives the Lady ’Stangs an overall record of 5-4 and a league record of 4-3.

The Lady ’Stangs match against the Lincoln County Lynx was canceled and moved to Oct. 24, which gave the Lady ’Stangs some extra days of practice.

“It really helped the team having those extra days to practice and work on our game plan and it showed today,” said Patricia Phelps, Lady ’Stangs head coach. “Today they did great at serving and cleaned up some of those little things that were hurting us in the first couple of games.”

In the past, Coach Phelps mentioned that the team needed to be better at coverage and anticipating the play and she saw those things get better as the game progressed.

“We talked about coverage a lot and they started not so well and as the game went on they got better and more comfortable,” said Phelps. “Our anticipation is getting better but we still have a little way to go to get where we want to be. So all this week we practiced on our movement and that helped us get the win today.”

The standout players during the game, according to Phelps, were Paige Murch and Katie Cameron.

“Katie is very vocal and she’s always encouraging people and she’s one of those positive people who always lifts the teams spirit up,” said Phelps. “Kobrea Phillips has been doing a great job for us and today I played her in three of the four games that we had.”

The Lady ’Stangs were set to travel on Oct. 9, to take on the Adelson Lady Lions in a doubleheader. Then the Lady ’Stangs are back home for their homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 12, in The Corral against the Lake Mead Lady Eagles, starting at 4 p.m for junior varsity and 5 p.m. for varsity.

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