By: Sabine Mixon
Starting the second round of High Desert League play, the varsity volleyball team took the court with high energy and a winning attitude.
This was apparent as the Kern Valley squad traveled to Boron on Oct. 3.
In the end they claimed the match in four sets. The scores of the match were as follows: 25-22, 25-23, 21-25 and finished it of 25-17.
Once again, the strong serving of the Lady Broncs was a key factor in picking up the victory. Kern Valley had 11 ace serves being delivered by five different players.
Haley Tedrow led the way with four, followed by Brookelynn Gallis with three. Arian Hess earned a pair, while Haily Martinez and, Madison Mariano each contributed one service ace in the match.
On fire at the net, the Lady Broncs delivered a total of 39 kills with contributions from Tedrow who led the team with 11. Maya Wicker was right behind delivering 10. Hess and Sheridan Muth finished with five kills apiece. Mariano helped out with three kills, while, Alyson Bangert and Gallis had two. Lexi Baker wrapped up net play as she recorded one kill in the match.
Hess also collected 13 assists to lead the Lady Broncs squad. Martinez was credited with six, while Summer Dourlain had three. Gallis collected two assists, while Wicker, Bangert and Mariana Gray pitched in one apiece.
Wicker put the roof on one ball for a block. The team also collected 69 digs to keep the ball alive and in play. Leading the way was Dourlain with 22. Hess recorded 17, while Bangert had nine. Martinez finished with six, while Baker, Tedrow, and Caley Osorio had three. Wicker and Muth were credited with a pair of digs, while, Gallis and Gray had one apiece.
On the Oct. 1 trek to Mammoth for a non-league match it was a learning experience for Kern Valley as they faced an experienced team full of year-round players.
The Lady Broncs lost in three sets, but competing against a higher level of volleyball ignited a fire and desire to elevate our own level of play.
This week the ladies will have traveled to Desert High School on Tuesday. They will then host Frazier Mountain on the Lady Broncs home court on Thursday.
Head coach Sabine Mixon said, “We would love to have a full house, so please come on out and support your Lady Broncs volleyball teams. The jayvee match begins at 4 p.m.”
The varsity match will start at its conclusion