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Lone Pine Eagles soar over two Mustang herds

October 7, 2010

The Lone Pine Lady Eagles volleyball squad remains undefeated in League play after a week of clean sweeps against the Vasquez Mustangs and Lucerne Valley Mustangs.
Lone Pine travelled to Acton on Tuesday to take on Desert Mountain League newcomer Vasquez for a key match-up.
The Lady Eagles came away with a hard-fought three-game sweep.
“This was a key DML victory against a talented team,” said coach Mel Joseph. Serving played a critical role as the Lady Eagles served aggressively (96 percent with 12 aces) to keep the Mustangs’ passing game off balance.
“We knew going into this game we had to play smart both offensively and defensively.” said Joseph. “We did just that; placing our hits to keep them scrambling and digging up their outside hitters.”
The victory made for a pleasant but long and damp Tuesday bus ride home.
Saturday, a five-year curse was broken as the Lady Eagles swept a doubleheader against the Lucerne Valley Mustangs.
The home court sweep was decisive with a 25-10, 25-10, 25-10 game one and a 25-12, 25-19, 25-12 game two against the seven-time defending Desert Mountain League Mustangs.
The Lady Eagles are now 4-0 in league play with an impressive 13-3 overall record.
“The Lady Eagles played outstanding team ball and were focused from start to finish,” said Joseph. “It was an awesome display of volleyball; we are playing with intensity and determination.”
Lone Pine now faces two road games against highly competitive teams: Silver Valley in Yermo for another key DML match-up Thursday and Mammoth the following Tuesday.

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