by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
The varsity Lady Pointers needed all five games to get by Lancaster last Tuesday in a best of five set at West Point.
After losing the opening game, Lancaster picked up back-to-back wins in the set but gave up the final two to lose, 3-2. Lancaster was winning the fourth game but allowed host West Point to come back for a four-point win. The Lady Pointers jumped out early to a 6-1 lead in the final 15-point game.
Lancaster rallied to sweep King & Queen, 3-0, in its home opener last Wednesday for a 1-2 start to the season.
McKenzie Hathaway and Rachel Valdrighi led LHS behind the service line against West Point, combining for 28 serves with no errors. Katherine Thomas put over five aces.
At the net, Maddie Davis laid down five kills and Leighten McCranie four with eight sets from Riley Molineaux and five from Thomas.
Sydney Price got up for three blocks.
Shelby Rose led Lancaster’s hitters against King & Queen with six kills. Davis had five.
Rachel Woolard had 14 serves for LHS, while Thomas put over six aces and Madison Giese five aces.
In the middle, Molineaux and Thomas combined for 17 assists. Courtney Croasdale and Hathaway led the team in digs.
Lancaster will host Northampton next Tuesday, September 11 then travel to the Eastern Shore the next day, Wednesday, September 12 to play the Yellow Jackets at home.
The JV Lady Devils are off to a 2-1 start after sweeping both King & Queen and West Point, 2-0, in matches last week.
In the home opener against K&Q, Lancaster got six serves from Kayleigh Self with aces from Blair Smith, McKenna Jones and Lizzie Woolard.
Woolard, Amanda Steensma and Katarina Zeiler led Lancaster’s attack at the net with several kills each.
Back row play was led by Carissa Davis, Olivia Saunders, Grace Oren, Olivia Brocklebank and Smith, who each recorded digs.