The 7th grade A team travelled to Travis Science Academy on Thursday to battle with the Mustangs. The Tigers knew it would be a back and forth game, but showed up ready to play. The first set went in our favor behind the aggressive serving of Natalie Maldonado, 12 points served, and scrappy net play of the front row. The Tigers got off to a sluggish start in the second set, but came back with consistent serving from Kali Mayberry, 10 points, and great hustle from the whole team. We on the match in 2 sets and learned that when we stay focused on the task at hand we can get the job done. Great job Lady Tigers!
7th grade lady tiger B team played hard against Travis middle school in yesterday’s game. They started off going strong and playing hard. First match was 17-25. They kept their momentum up throughout the entire game. The back and forth battle ultimately ended as a win for Travis Middle. Players of the game are: Kairah Rosas and Aleeya Ferris.
8th grade A team came out ready to play hard against Travis. The first set started out slow, as Lake got stuck in a serve receive situation. After finally getting out of a rut, Lake worked to make a run with Audrey Michel serving up some solid aces. Lake moved quick and improved their defense immensely. Each play was a fight to the end, with Travis coming out on top in the end at 25-17. Moving into the second set Lake was eager to redeem themselves, but again got stuck in a loop on their serve receive. Several great plays were made at the net by Aijah Bailey-Ray and Kaylie Pietras, as they worked hard to put down some great hits and blocks. Travis swept through the second set with a win as well, taking the game. Player of the game was Aijah Bailey-Ray for great plays at the net all around.
8th grade B team had one of the best nights all season. Moving quick, communicating a lot and making several solid plays, Lake looked like the game finally clicked for them. Jasleen Singh came out and served several solid aces to help take Lake out on a run in the first set. Travis would battle back and both teams would go point for point in the first set until Lake finally came out on top, winning their first set of the season. Travis came back with a fire inside for the second set but Lake was already on a roll. As they neared the end of the set, Travis came out with a hustle and took the set at 25-22. Going into a 3rd set Lake was eager to get going, and close out the match. Each play went point for point, with Lake taking several aces in the end by Lauren Simpson to win the game! Player of the game was Jasleen Singh and Lauren Simpson for their consistent serving and hard work!
Catch the Lake Belton Lady Tigers in action next week at home against Bonham Middle School.