The volleyball team traveled last Friday to Surprise to take on Imagine Academy in double header action. The Lady Patriots started off strong and took set one easily 25-10. However lack of communication in sets 2,3 and 4 was the deciding factor in Imagine stealing away the sets 26-24, 25-19, and 25-17. After a quick pep talk between matches the Lady Patriots were ready to go again and took set one 25-16 from Imagine. Again lack of communication hurt the Lady Patriots and they lost sets 2 and 3 25-21 and 25-22. The Patriots bounced back to take the 4th set 25-22 to send it into a 5th set decision, but came up short 15-9.
On Saturday the Lady Patriots started off the day facing Desert Pointe Academy. The Lady Patriots showed their power, easily winning the match in 3 sets 25-16, 25-6 and 25-13. The Patriots were strong behind the service line, serving a combined 17 aces and 3 kills from the spike line.
In the second game of action, they took on Telesis. The Lady Patriots took the 1st set 25-13 with the powerful serving of senior Kaycee Hurt who served 10 points in a row to give the Lady Patriots a commanding lead.
In game two the Patriots fell short 25-23 after having a lead in the set and letting it slip away. They quickly bounced back taking sets 3 and 4 25-17 and 25-19.
Stats from the Telesis game 23 aces and 5 kills.
Ending the day the Lady Patriots played Skyline Academy in a double header. The Patriots easily walked about with victories taking the first sets 25-12, 25-16 and 25-14. The Patriots were led by Becca Bastyr who scored 8 aces from behind the line. As a team they had 21 aces and 2 kills.
During the 2nd match against Skyline West the Lady Patriots were on fire and took all three sets easily 25-20, 25-14, and 25-13. During the 3rd set Kaycee Hurt served 11 points in a row, which 6 of the points were aces, for the Patriots to take a commanding lead over Skyline. As a team they served 23 aces with 3 kills.