Your Standley Lake Lady Gators took on the Evegreen Cougars away on 10/10/17.

In the Freshman match, the match stayed close as the Gators battled getting it to 14-13. The Cougars ran off a 9 point run. The Gators closed to 16-19. The Cougars looked to close it as they made it 19-23, but the Gators rallied with Taylor Freson serving. A Cougar rotation error and a Gator freeball kill led to a timeout 22-23. Freson nailed a pair of aces, and the Cougars were called for a net to end it 25-23. In the 2nd set, the Gators jumped ahead 3-0 on a Freson block kill. The Cougars tied it 7-7 and took a 8-12 lead on a Gator rotation error. Jamie Boese-Rhinesmith sparked a 4 point run including an ace to tie it, and the Gators took a 14-12 lead with a Victoria VanDyke kill.

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(Jamie Boese-Rhinesmith serves an ace.)

After a 3 point Cougar run, the Gators retook the lead 19-15 on a Erin Schwaninger block kill and a pair of VanDyke kills. The Cougars closed with a pair of points, and the Gators surged to a 22-17 lead on a Rae Tasco-Thompson tip kill. The Cougars battled back to tie it 22-22 with an ace. The Cougars got it to 23-24 with an ace. The Gators got it to match point 26-25 with a Tomiko Tawara ace, but Cougars rallied with a 3 point run including an ace to take the set 26-28. In the 3rd set, the Cougars jumped out to a 1-4 lead with an ace despite an Aaliya Luna kill.  Luna stopped the run with another kill, and the Gators retook the lead 5-4 with a VanDyke freeball kill. A pair of Vivian Cabajal kills, a VanDyke ace, and a Boese-Rhinesmith. block kill made it 9-7. The Cougars got a 5 point run to take the lead 9-12 with an ace and a double call. The Gators closed to 11-12 and tied it 14-14 on a Cougar double and a Tanie Guzman ace. A Gator rotation error gave the Cougars a sideout. A Cougar service error and Schwaninger ace made it 16-15. With some confusion, the Gators wound up having a Cabajal kill negated by a Gator rotation error. The Cougars pounced on the confusion and took the 3rd set 17-19 and the match. The Gators' record goes to 9-4, 4-1.

In the Level III match, the Cougars kept edging ahead widening the lead until it was 11-18 and then 14-21. The Gators pulled to 17-21 with an ace by Maria Tersigni, but the Cougars closed out the 1st set 19-25In the 2nd set, the Gators got the early 5-2 with a pair of Elena Martinez kills.

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(Ravan Hammack serves.)

The Cougars got a 5 point run stopped by an Alyssa LeBeck dig kill. The Gators retook the lead 13-9 with kills by Jacquelyn JankovskyHayley Hitchcock, and an ace by Tersigni. The Cougars tied it 14-14 and 18-18 despite a Hitchcock kill and ace and took the lead 18-20. A Gator timeout helped reenergize the team and the Gators got a sideout. An Alyssa LeBeck freeball kill kept the Gators close 20-21, but the Cougars closed out the 2nd set 21-25 to take the match. The Gators'record goes to 7-7 (3-3).

In the JV match, the Gators took an early 6-4 lead with a Maria Tersigni kill, but the Cougars rattled off a 6 point run. Another 7 point run with 3 Cougar aces made it 7-17. A Sean Rumley kill stopped the run. Good Gator effort including nice saves by Colleen Gill and Solana Brito weren't enough to close the gap, and the Cougars took the 1st set 10-25. In the 2nd set, the the Cougars got a 5 point run after a Tiana LeBeck kill to make it 2-8. Kills by Sydney Schmelzer and Tiana LeBeck and an ace by Brito weren't enough to close the gap as the Cougars made it 7-13 and 8-18 before a Cougar came under the net to knock Rumley out of the match.

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(Faith Nightingale attacks.)

Shortly later, the 2nd set ended 11-25The Gators' record goes to1-9 (0-5).

In the Varsity match, the Gators faced a tough task facing a team with 3 Division I signees. Yet the Gators got out to a 6-3 lead with Ariana Elliot and Zoe Ryan Terra kills, but the Cougars retook the lead witha  7 point run. The Gators rallied with a pair of aces by Jasmine Cummings to make it 13-16. A 4 point Cougar run turned the tides and the 1st set ended 15-25. In the 2nd set, the Gators started flat, and the Cougars got 6 aces to make it 2-13. The Gators responded with a Dani Powell kill, terrific Cummings block kill, and a Lauren Willihnganz kill to rally the Gator faithful.

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(Lauren Willihnganz gets a kill to rally the Gators.)

Another Gator surge with another Willihnganz kill, Ryan Terra ace, Powell kill, and Willihnganz tip kill closed the gap 11-14. Some strong teamwork and smart plays turned the tables as the Gators got a 21-18 lead with a pair of Willihnganz aces. A Cougar timeout, sideout, and a pair of blistering kills gave the Cougars a 21-22 lead. The Gators tied it 22-2, but the Cougars prevailed 22-25. In the 3rd set, the Gators got an early 3-1 lead with a Willihnganz kill and a great Raeanne Rothgery dig, but the Cougars snarled back with a 6 point run stopped by a Ryan Terra backrow kill. Another Ryan Terra kill and a Elliot block kill helped tie the score 10-10. The Cougars pounced with a 5 point run. A Ryan Terra kill and another terrific Cummings block kill made it 12-15. A Cummings kill stopped a 4 point Cougar run. A Willihnganz kill made it 14-19. An Elliot kill stopped another 3 point Cougar run, but the deficit proved too much and the match ended with a 16-25 3rd set score. The Gators' record goes to 4-10 (0-5). The Maxprep information can be found here.


Next up is Littleton (4-10, 0-5) away on Friday 10/13/17.