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The Big Pine Lady Warriors hosted Lee Vining Thursday and sent the Tigersâ€™ volleyball squad back up the hill with a 3-0 sweep.
In game one Melissa Barlow executed a kill, putting Sienna Gutierrez at the service line. The score was 3-2 and Gutierrez went on a 6-point run.
Lee Vining couldnâ€™t close the gap after Gutierrezâ€™s serve, only getting a couple of point breaks from Mackenzie Kendall and Marie Lightner. Big Pineâ€™s Anah-Kee Mason and Gena Lewis had multi-point runs at the line. Mason ran up 5 service points and Lewis added 6. The final score in game one: 25-11
The Tigers kept pace with the Warriors through the first rotation in game two. Big Pine took a 4-point advantage at 12-8 on Anna Hustonâ€™s 3 service points. The Warriors maintained the edge; then Kaylee Simpson stepped up with a 4-point run
Big Pine extended the lead to 24-13 before the Tigers rallied. The Warriors lead was too much to overcome and Big Pine took game two 25-18.
The Warriors came out strong in game three, winning the first side out and giving Lewis her turn at the line. Lewis unloaded 4 straight aces on the Tigers giving the Warriors a 5-1 lead. Big Pine played aggressively from the service line and at the net.
The Tigers struggled until Marlen Cornejo got her second chance at the line. Facing a daunting score of 22-14, Lee Vining tried to stage another comeback, but fell short. Big Pineâ€™s Lewis delivered the kill that turned the game back over to the Warriors and Anna Huston served the final 2 points in the game for a final score of 25-18.
The Warriors host Beatty in a non-league game this afternoon at 4 p.m. and travel to Ridgecrest to take on the Immanuel Christian Crusaders on Friday.
Melissa Barlow: 3 serving points, 1 ace, 18 attacks, 8 kills, 1 dig
Kaylee Simpson: 4 serving points, 2 aces, 4 attacks, 2 kills, 7 digs
Anah-kee Mason: 6 serving points, 4 aces, 11 attacks, 3 kills, 4 digs
Gena Lewis: 13 serving points, 8 aces, 12 attacks, 1 kill, 8 digs
Sienna Gutierrez: 12 serving points, 6 aces, 8 attacks, 2 kills, 10 digs
Erin Lind: 1 serving point, 5 attacks, 2 kills, 2 digs
Anna Huston: 6 serving points, 2 aces, 6 attacks, 3 kills, 11 digs