The Big Pine Lady Warriors hosted Lee Vining Thursday and sent the Tigers’ 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 couldn’t close the gap after Gutierrez’s serve, only getting a couple of point breaks from Mackenzie Kendall and Marie Lightner. Big Pine’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 Huston’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 Pine’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