Volleyball: Colusa on the win

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The Colusa Lady RedHawks have been on a winning streak all week. 

The RedHawks will need to get used to traveling as that they will continue having away games for the foreseeable future.  

An away game in Orland on Sept. 12, the RedHawks walked away with a 3-0 win. The Redhawks reached 25 points for each set to the Trojan’s fairly consistent 15, 14, and 16 points. Senior Annie Lay’s feet spent more time in the air than on the ground, lending 26 assists to her teammates. Lay also had 10 kills and three aces.

On Sept. 11, the RedHawks traveled to Gridley for a win of 3-0. The RedHawks’ 25 points were met with 19 in the first and second set. By the third set, the Bulldogs had lost steam with a score of 8 points. Half of Colusa junior Lily Woodring’s serves were aces. Senior Cynthia Velasquez had 10 digs and 15 receptions. 

During a home game against Wheatland on Sept. 10, the RedHawks were on fire, scoring 3-1. 

Winning the first set 25-14, loosing the second set by a close margin 25-20, but dominating the third at 25-6, and finally snatching up the fourth set out of the Pirates grasp at 20-25. RedHawk Hannah Taylor floored the competition with a high kill of 20. Reese Roper had five aces, a good number – but Roper is a sophomore – and could be the one to watch should she continue to play volleyball through her high school years.

Colusa’s strategy has worked well and their numbers show it, loosing only once – with the exception of the jet lagged tournament in Hawaii that was far from paradise on the court. Despite the disappointment the team felt, the experience they received against some powerful opponents was all a part of coach Tina Lyons plan. The proof is in the pudding. ■