Lady Bucks volleyball claims victory over the Spartans

By Mary Granath Posted October 30, 2008

The Lowry Varsity Volleyball team played a remarkable match on October 10 and came out on top against the Spring Creek Spartans.

“They really came together as a team,” said head coach Mary Kay Pace.

The first game’s fast tempo was carried on throughout the rest of the match. Lowry fell behind Spring Creek in the first minutes of the game but soon came back with a rally.

Senior Morgan Thacker served six times in a row before Spring Creek could retaliate against the Bucks. However, by that time Lowry had pulled ahead and the scoreboard read 13-10. As a result of these rallies, the Lady Bucks won the first game 25-17.

During the second game, the lead bounced back and forth between the two teams until the end of the game. Junior Gianesi Tarafa stepped up for the Lady Bucks with a series of outstanding kills and serves to help give the Lady Bucks the lead.

“Gianesi had some nice hits,” said coach Pace.

Tarafa ended the game at 25-18 with an ace serve.

The Lady Bucks began and ended the third game with fire in their eyes. The crowd cheered with enthusiasm after one play ended with Tarafa spiking the ball into the face of a Spring Creek player. Just one point ahead at 10-9, Lowry began to turn up the heat. Thacker stepped in once again and served eight times, two of which were aces. With the aid of her teammates, she secured the lead for the Bucks at 17-10.

Junior Mckenzie Gray served four times in a row, with two aces, to bring an end to the final game and the match. The ending score of the third game was 25-19.

“We had good team chemistry” stated Thacker proudly, “We’re really happy we won.”

“Individually we all improved on things we needed to work on,” added fellow senior, Missy McKinnon.

The Lady Bucks will face the Pershing Country Mustangs in Lovelock this Tuesday.

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