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Lady ’Stangs sweep league doubleheader

September 12, 2018

NEEDLES — The Lady ’Stangs varsity volleyball squad made short work of the Mountain View Christian High School Lady Saints in Needles’ first NIAA 2A South League match of the year on Tuesday; winning the doubleheader 25-4, 25-7, 27-7 and 25-13 in The Corral.

The match was delayed nearly an hour after the visitors’ vehicle broke down on the trip to Needles.

Everyone got to play, Coach Patricia Phelps pointed out after the abbreviated contest, with emphasis on serving and hitting practice. Almost every Needles girl tried out a jump serve; in Game 2 Katie Cameron served up an even dozen in a row. Most were unreturned.

Paige Murch, Kobrea Philips, Riley Breaux and Ally Pletcher also had extended stints at the service line. Murch, Breaux and Cameron displayed a great deal of hitting power; Breaux and Savannah Hazlewood did most of the blocking. There was none of the extended volleying of the previous night’s non-conference game against MALC’s Lady Patriots.

Going into a road game against Lake Mead on Friday Phelps said her girls would be working on coverage and more hitting. Fans can see their Lady ’Stangs at home again on Sept. 20 when they host The Meadows.

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