Your Standley Lake Lady Gators took on the Centaurus Warriors away on 9/15/17.
In the Freshman match, the match see-sawed the entire way leaving the Gator faithful on the edges of their seats. Tanie Guzman and Victoria Van Dyke had aces, and Van Dyke had a kill along the way, but it was great digs on both teams that got it to 23-22. A Gator service error opened the door for a set point 23-24, but the Warriors returned the favor to tie it. Rae Tasco-Thompson got a timely freeball kill followed by a Vivan Cabajal ace to end the 1st 26-24, and the Gator faithful could breathe. In the 2nd set, the Warriors' defense stiffened, and they surged to a 3-16 lead with 4 aces. Van Dyke responded with 2 aces to make it 7-16, but the deficit proved too large, and the 2nd set ended 12-25. In the 3rd set, the Gators staked out a 3-0 lead with a Cabajal kill and 2 Guzman aces. The Warriors responded with a surge to make it 6-7 despite a Erin Schwaninger ace and an Emma Malouff kill. The Gators revved up their team play and battled to take a 11-8 lead. The Warriors responded with a burst to tie it 12-12. Jaimie Boese-Rhinesmith calmly knocked down a pair of aces to finish off the Warriors 15-12.
(Jaimie Boese-Rhinesmith serves an ace for the match point.)
With the win, the Gators' record improves to 3-1 (0-0).
In the Level III match, the match see-sawed back and forth to 11-11 with freeball kill by Katie DeMink, aces by Hayley Hitchcock, DeMink, and kills by Keiko Tawara and Maria Tersigni. The Gators surged to take a 18-13 lead with aces by Alyssa LeBeck and Hitchcock and kills by DeMink and a block kill by Isabelle Misegadis and held on for a 25-17 win. In the 2nd set, the Gators chomped out a 8-0 lead. Kills by DeMink, Hammack, Tersigni, and Hitchcock and aces by Hitchcock, DeMink, Tersigni, Hammack, and LeBeck gave a well-rounded feel to a well-deserved 25-13 victory.
(Alyssa LeBeck serves an ace for the match point.)
The Gators'record improves to 2-3 (0-0).
In the JV match, the Warriors pulled out to a 4-10 lead. A 9 point run made it 5-19. A downball kill by Jamie Torbet and ace by Solana Brito made it 9-19. Unfortunately, the Warriors fired off another 5 point run for a 10-25 1st set finish. In the 2nd set, the Gators surged for a 9-5 lead with a kill by Ari Walker and aces by Colleen Gill. A Torbet kill made it 10-6, but then the Warriors got a 8 point run. The Gators responded to tie it 14-14. Another 4 point Warrior run didn't discourage the Gators as they pulled to 20-20 and 21-20 after a Warrior timeout. 2 Warrior aces made it 21-23. The Gators tied it up 23-23, but a Warrior sideout and ace ended it 23-25. The Gators' record goes to1-4 (0-0).
In the Varsity match, the Gators tied it 4-4 before the Warriors surged on a 4 point run and doubled up the Gators 7-14 and 8-16. The Gators were unfazed and closed with a 5 point Lauren Willihnganz serving run. With Erin Paik serving the Gators took the lead punctuated with a Zoe Ryan Terra crosscourt kill.
(Zoe Ryan Terra goes crosscourt for the kill.)
After the Warriors retook the lead, 19-20, the Gators steeled themselves and battled for a 22-20 lead and ultimately took the 1st set 25-23 on a Warrior service error. In the 2nd set, the Warriors surged again for a 7-10 lead before the Gators tied it with scrappy play and a Jasmine Cummings freeball kill. The Gators surged to take a 15-11 lead with Willihnganz kill. Raeanne Rothgery got a terrific dig off the net. Another Cummings kill led to a 21-15 Gator lead. A combined Willihnganz/Ryan Terra block kill and a Cummings kill led to set point 24-18. A final Warrior service error ended it 25-18. The 3rd set started with a 4 point Gator run and a 7 point Warrior run. The Gators responded with a 4 point run, but the Warriors tied it 10-10. With Paik serving, Cummings got a kill to make it 14-10. While serving, Ryan Terra got a tip kill and Paik added a backrow kill to make it 18-11. Dani Powell served up a pair of aces to deflate the Warriors' chances making it 22-14. With Willihnganz adding another ace, the Gators took the 3rd set 25-20. The Gators' record improves to 4-5 (0-0).