Lady Lions start season at Spike Fest

Lady Lions start season at Spike Fest

After taking a whole season off the Volleyball team jumped right into their 2018 season with four games in two days. The Lions played four games against Faith Baptist, Cottey College, Manhattan Christian, and Ozark Christian College. The Lions gained valuable experience and growth throughout this weekend that will pay major dividends throughout this season.

The first game of the tournament the Lions played Faith Baptist Bible College losing 3-0, (25-15,25-21,25-21). The Lions had a lead in the 2nd set but could not close it out late. Camryn Shockley led the team in the first game with 6 kills and 11 digs; Kayla Barnett added 5 kills and 10 digs as well. Madison Pennington led the team with 11 assists.

The second game had the Lions face Cottey College. The Lions lost in straight sets against the scholarship program, (25-12,25-15,25-12). Camryn Shockley again led the Lions with 5 kills and 13 digs. Madison Pennington had 16 assists and Kennedy Nofziger added 12 assists as well.

In the third game the Lions dropped their match with Manhattan Christian in straight set, (25-12,25-12,25-9). The Lions were lead by Camryn Shockley with 6 kills. Shockley and Abreena Knudsen both had 8 digs each. Kennedy Nofziger lead the team with 16 assists and Madison Pennington added 14.

The last game of the tournament saw the Lady Lions play Ozark Christian College. The Lions won their first match of the season 3-1, (25-20,25-18,5-25,25-19). The Lions played their best game as a team had a season high .159 kill percentage. The Lions were lead again by Camryn Shockley who had 5 kills. The libero Abreena Knudsen led the team with 9 digs. Kennedy Nofziger led the team with 12 assists. As a team the Lions had 12 aces with Madison Pennington having 7, Shannon Beauchene had 3, and Kennedy Nofziger added 2 as well. 

Coach Petersen was pleased with the effort this weekend, "I am so proud of how the Lady Lions performed this weekend! Our first game against Faith Baptist was a little slow, as were developing our team chemistry on the court. However, I was impressed at how quickly the team improved in tempo and skill during the next three games. The ladies maintained discipline and determined attitudes throughout the weekend to bring home the first win of the season!"

The Lions will be at home on September 5th, in an exhibition game against Presentation College.

Tanner Twigg SID