Girls struggle against Meadows

October 11, 2018

LAUGHLIN — The Lady Cougar volleyball team continued its losing streak with a pair of losses at the hands of The Meadows School in a doubleheader Oct. 5.

The girls lost in two for both matches — losing 25-5, 25-6 and then 25-7 and 25-6, against the Las Vegas team.

Laughlin is 4-4 in the 2A South League after the losses. They are 7-4 overall for the season.

The Meadows are undefeated in the league with a 10-0 record and 19-7 overall.

“We’re still struggling to pass serve,” said coach Bryan Crabtree. “If we can’t step that aspect up, we can’t do much else.”

The team is sitting in third place at the moment in league, he said, and are hoping to finish in second or third place so they won’t have to play The Meadows in the first round of playoffs.

“The Meadows team was probably the best high school team I’ve ever seen,” said Crabtree. “They have a girl who was already committed to go to San Diego State University. She was awesome.”

Crabtree was so impressed he’s making predictions.

“Serving, passing, attacking, we couldn’t compete and I’m not sure anyone in our league can,” Crabtree said. I predict they’ll win the state championship again this year.”

He said it was tough watching his team struggle so much against The Meadows but Laughlin never gave up.

The Lady Cougars are in the final stretch of their season minus playoffs.

Laughlin will host Needles in the Cougars Den on Friday, Oct. 19. Junior varsity takes the court at 3 and 4 p.m. and varsity plays at 5 and 6 p.m.

The girls then hit the road and head to Las Vegas to face Mountain View on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The varsity team plays at 4 and 5 p.m.

Laughlin rounds out their season with a home game against Lincoln County. JV plays at 3 and 4 p.m. and varsity is at 5 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.

Playoffs begin Saturday, Nov. 3 and will be at The Meadows School in Las Vegas.

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