Lakeland volleyball teams sweep Wilson

Published 10:52 pm Friday, October 7, 2016

Lakeland High School’s volleyball teams picked up wins against Wilson High School Thursday evening.

Both teams won 3-0. The Cavs have won their last two games, and the Lady Cavs have won their last three.

LHS will face I.C Norcom for the second time Tuesday Oct.11. Girls play 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys at 7 p.m.

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Lakeland 3   Wilson 0 (boys volleyball)

L- Hunter Rawls 8 kills 4 blocks, Josh Bennett 10 blocks 1 kill 1 ace, Joseph Crouell 4 kills 2 blocks.


Lady Saints win three straight


The Lady Saints finished the week off 3-0 after winning three games in three straight days.

On Tuesday, NSA won a tough game against Peninsula Catholic. Wednesday, they also got a tough win against Western Branch.

“I prefer matches where it challenges us to work even harder to win games,” NSA coach Robyn Ross said. “Our girls really had to show up and do their jobs in order to win.”

Thursday night, they defeated conference opponent Norfolk Christian 3-0 at home for their “Pink Game” dedicated to breast cancer awareness. Coming off of two good wins two days prior to Thursday’s game was fuel for the Lady Saints to finish the week off strong against Norfolk Christian.

Ross credits Livi Bono’s offensive efforts this week as one reason the Lady Saints were able to finish out the week the way they did. She totaled 70 kills on the week.

Through five games of conference play, the Lady Saints are 5-0, but they don’t worry about going through the season undefeated in the conference; they just want to be the best team they can be.

“We don’t go into every match worrying about things like our record,” Ross said. “We just go out there and execute what we have practiced to do and let everything else take care of itself.”

Getting three wins in three days is an impressive thing to do, considering any adjustments needed have to be made in another game, as opposed to practice. NSA practices hard during the week so that they know how to respond and adjust to situations like multiple games in consecutive days.

“They work really hard at practice,” Ross said. “They look forward to game days, because it is a mental and physical break from practice. When it comes to match time, they are relaxed because they worked hard enough to be able to deal with a week that we had this week.”

The Lady Saints will play at Cape Henry at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday, Oct. 13.


NSA def Norfolk Christian

(25-9, 25-12, 25-15)

Livi Bono had 23 kills, Logan Harrell had 23 digs and 10 aces, Nicole Wright 37 assists.