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By Mike Motz
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Regional Volleyball Teams Expand Records


October 17, 2018

The Leyton Lady Warriors continued their winning ways after defeating Sedgwick County last Tuesday 3-to-1 by defeating the Paxton Lady Tigers on Friday at home 3-to-0. Leyton dominated from the start, and had no trouble with the visitors, winning big in straight sets 25-to-14, 25-to-9, and 25-to-15. Junior Madelyn Watchorn blasted 20 kills in the match for the Lady Warriors.

Leyton kept up the momentum on Saturday, winning a MAC Tournament match-up against rival Potter-Dix 2-to-1. The first set was a close battle between the teams, with Leyton taking the set with a 25-to-19 win. Leyton then took the next two sets, 25-to-12 and 25-to-17 for the win. Senior Carly Fortune had 16 digs and 7 service returns in the victory for Leyton. On Saturday, the Lady Warriors also faced the Garden County Lady Eagles and earned another victory, 2-to-1. After dropping the first set 23-to-25, the Lady Warriors stormed back taking the second set 25-to-16 and the third 25-to-21. Seniors Destinee Henke and Kelcie Vananne combined for 8 blocked shots in the win for Leyton.

Potter-Dix also played three games over the week, but not with the results they had hoped for. They started out successfully, defeating the Minatare Lady Indians on Friday at home 3-to-0 in three hard fought sets. The first set was a tight battle, with the Lady Coyotes pulling out the set win 25-to-22. They continued to keep the Lady Indians off balance, and took the next to sets 25-to-15 and 25-to-19 for the straight set victory. Senior C.C. George had 15 kills in the win for the Lady Coyotes.

On Saturday, the Lady Coyotes faced South Platte in MAC Tournament play and were defeated 2-to-0 in two close sets. The Potter-Dix girls battled hard, but came out on the short side of 25-to-23 first set and a 25-to-18 second set to fall to the Lady Blue Knights. The Lady Coyotes next fell to the Leyton squad 2-to-1 to end their week 1-and-2.

Creek Valley’s Lady Storm traveled to Peetz on Thursday, and continued their winning streak by defeating the Lady Bulldogs in straight sets, 3-to-0. The Lady Storm started hot with a big 25-to-11 first set victory, but the Lady Bulldogs regrouped and made the last two sets closer, falling 25-to-18 then 25-to-23. Creek Valley then traveled on Saturday to take on the Garden County Lady Eagles, and fell in two sets 25-to-23 and 25-to-14, to move their record to 5-16 on the season.

Peetz’s Lady Bulldogs lost to Creek Valley on Thursday, then faced the Prairie Lady Mustangs and lost in straight sets, 3-to-0. The Lady Bulldogs battled hard, keeping each set close with final scores of 25-to-18, 25-to-16, and 25-to-23 in the defeat. Senior Makaela Hill had 13 digs in the loss for Peetz.


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