Lindale Volleyball Wins Home Opener


Scott Starkey

Junior Harleigh Thurman sets the ball as fellow junior London Reue prepares to spike it down. The varsity team beat Pine Tree in straight sets with scores of 25-23, 25-14, and 25-14.

On Monday night after a very short week of two-a-days and scrimmages, the Lady Eagle Volleyball team began the 2018-2019 season with a victory over Pine Tree at home.

The Freshmen A team won in two sets with scores of 25-15 and 25-19. Standout players for the Freshmen A team were outside hitters Lily Frank and Ellie Watkins. The Freshmen B lost a close match in three sets with scores of 6-25, 25-19, and 11-25. Standout for the Freshmen B team was Bree Biggar. The JV took care of business quickly in two sets with scores of 25-7 and 25-14. Sophomores Liz Hutchins and Brooklyn Willett led the team in kills with four a piece.

The varsity won in three straight sets with scores of 25-23, 25-14, and 25-14. Leading the play at the net was sophomore middle Skylar Wyllie with   8 kills and 2 blocks and senior middle Brina Kuslak with 7 kills and 3 aces. Jaci Philpot, London Reue, and Hannah Knox each chipped in 4 kills each. Returning setters Harleigh Thurman, junior, and Kalaya Pierce, sophomore, showed great consistency and kept the ball moving around well. Thurman had 15 assists and 4 digs, and Pierce had 12 assists. Senior libero Jennifer Moyer had 9 digs on the night.

The Lady Eagles take the court again Tuesday night on the road in Longview.