Colusa and Pierce volleyball bump up their wins

The Colusa LadyHawks are soaring off with a victorious beginning of the season. The LadyHawks have earned victories against all of the teams they came against.

The LadyHawks won an away game in Middletown 3-0 on Aug. 20.

A home game on Aug. 21 proved victorious against Quincy, repeating the score from the previous day at 3-0. While the team as a whole were killing it, Annie Lay had nine kills and 19 assists, Hannah Taylor had eight kills and two solo blocks, and Reese Roper had seven kills and had seven digs.

The Mustangs worked hard but the LadyHawks’ offense was superior. Hanna Taylor had 13 kills and 16 attacks. Annie Lay served seven aces.

“We struggled a little with serve receive, which we usually do,” said LadyHawks Coach Tina Lyons. “But once we found our groove, it was a good game. My girls played well, I can’t complain.”

On Thursday at an away game, Clearlake snuck in a point, but the LadyHawks held on to their lucky number, winning 3-1.

Also on the court, the Pierce Lady Bears began their season on Friday, Aug. 23 against Davis High School. The Bears defeated the Blue Devils 3-2 in a five set battle.

Kim Travis, head coach, said that Sierra Murphy was solid all around. Murphy collected eight aces, 30 digs and 14 assists. Betsy Myers was strong on defense, keeping the ball up.

Katie Williams led kills with 11. Emily Erhke had four kills with a .333 percent hitting and 18 assists.

The Flock Tournament on Saturday was almost a complete sweep for the Lady Bears. The tournament in Sacramento’s Consumnes River College in Sacramento hosted 16 teams.

The Lady Bears beat Bear Creek 2-0, Montreal Trail 2-0, Yuba City 2-0, and Encina Prep 2-0 all in two sets. Then the tables were turned by Pioneer High School who won 2-0, also in two sets.

Travis said that her Lady Bears were proud as they took third place. Leaders for the tournament were Katie Williams and Emily Erhke, each with 21 kills. Lexi Dorantes had 18 kills followed by Halle Charter with 13 kills.

There was also a strong defensive play by Betsy Myers and Alli Lux. Sierra Murphy had 56 assists for the day.

The Lady Bears will continue volleying around northern California for some time, building on experiences as they see new places and face a variety of opponents. ■