Special Follow-up Story on Redskin Victory
La Veta- The Lady Redskins executed their best come from behind victory late Tuesday night to take the Sargent Farmers in five games, keeping their march to as league crown alive. La Veta fell behind early, dropping the first two games in dramatic fashion, 25-21 and 25-16. For La Veta, they started out early sluggish, creating mistakes which cost them the serving advantage and the games. The Redskins continued with their poor performance as the second gamer began, falling behind 4-0 and could never fully recover. Midway throughout the game, the Redskins continued their sloppy and uncontrolled play as they allowed two ace serves, hit into the net and played out of position, allowing easy points to be scored against them. By the end of the second game, the Lady’s looked tired and mismatched.
Somewhere after the end of the game and the beginning of the third, Coach Lessar must have said something in the huddle because a different team hit the floor. These re-energized and motivated Redskins were determined not to lose. They came out strong, opening up a 3-1 lead before the Farmers came back to tie it up at five. From there, Shelby Morgan and Jaycee Day got aggressive on the net and dominated the defenders with outstanding blocks and kills which gave the Skins control and the lead they would not relinquish. In a back-and-forth battle, La Veta prevailed after Day executed her forth kill of the game to give the game point to La Veta and the 25-22 victory.
The Skins continued their momentum into the forth as they totally dominated the Farmers. The Redskins were finally able to play into position, aggressive going after the ball and setting up the hits. La Veta controlled the tempo and play and were never in jeopardy of losing the game as they rolled to a 25-11 victory, forcing the fifth and deciding game.
Both teams came out, hungry for a victory as they traded volleys, never gaining a service advantage. With the deadlocked at nine, La Veta’s Cara Campbell took the serve. In a combination of strong serves and aggressive offensive play the Redskins went to work. Sami Wilhoite’s kill put the Skiing ahead by one. Then Day had her kill, an ace serve then a Farmer defensive error which gave the Skins a 14-9 lead. With one point remaining, La Veta lost the service advantage which opened the door for Sargent to come back. With four straight points of their own and the score tied at 14, a Wilhoite kill gave the point and ball back to the Skins, 15-14. An exchange of possessions near the end of the game, kept the game going until, at 16-15 in favor of La Veta. After a lengthy volley, Emily Wright of Sargent went for the kill, hitting the ball out of bounds giving the point and match to La Veta.
After the game, Coach Lessar stated she was proud of the girls and they came through when they needed. The Redskins quest for a league title continues tonight (Thursday, Oct 1.) against the Del Norte Tigers.