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Lady Cougars finish fifth

September 27, 2018

LAUGHLIN — The Lady Cougars seeded fifth out of seven teams at the River Valley tournament Sept. 22.

Lee Williams took first in the pool. Lake Havasu seeded second, Kingman Academy third, River Valley fourth, Kingman sixth and Mohave Accelerated placed seventh.

“The tournament went pretty well,” said coach Bryan Crabtree.

“We played River Valley in the first round of bracket play,” said Crabtree. The girls beat them 21-16 and 22-20.

The girls played Kingman Academy twice. In the first match, the girls lost 21-15 and 21-19. The second time the girls won 21-14 and 21-13.

The girls lost to Lee Williams in two games, 21-17 and 21-12.

Laughlin lost to Lake Havasu in two games, losing 21-10 but then made it a closer game in the 21-19 loss.

The Lady Cougars had a couple of losses in personnel with Jasmine Donnett leaving after pool play for a family trip, said Crabtree. Caitlyn Schelper and Samantha Sarinana played well but Sarinana was injured and couldn’t continue to play, Crabtree said.

“So we moved on against Lee Williams without two of our setters,” he said. “Freshman Riley Perry stepped up and filled in though.”

“Overall we played some good volleyball on Saturday,” said Crabtree. “Sarinana served really well. Donnett set and attacked well. She only gets to hit from the outside in one rotation, so we try and take advantage of her attack when she’s out there.”

Perry continues to improve, Crabtree said, demonstrating she can be used in almost any position.

As a group, the Lady Cougars continue to improve, , he said, and is excited to see what’s in store for this team.

The girls are scheduled to play Lake Mead Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Cougars Den. Varsity will play a doubleheader, taking to the court at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

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