Thursday , 26 April 2018

Volleyball Spotlight: Lionettes Move to 9-0 on The Season

MHSLogo_1The McKinney High volleyball team continued its strong start to the season Tuesday night, defeating Carrollton Creekview in three sets to move to 9-0 on the season.

Tuesday’s matchup, which was played at McKinney Boyd High School because of construction at MHS, was one head coach Jessica Camp called “probably our worst game we had.”

Camp said that her team’s serving was worse than it has been all season, and her team made a lot of “silly” unforced errors throughout the night.

McKinney fell behind early in the first match, trailing Creekview 14-8 midway through the first match.

The Lionettes would take control of the match, however, finishing the game on a 17-6 run to win the set 25-20.

McKinney stormed off the benches to start the second match, jumping out to a 16-8 lead, and eventually won the set 25-16.

The third and final set of the match was a tight affair, with Creekview able to keep the game tight for most of the matchup.

Holding a slim lead at 11-10, McKinney started to take control of the match, finishing the match on a 14-7 run to win the match 25-17.

Camp said that while her squad, which is in first place in the 5A Region II District 10 standings, is still young. But she added that her players bring a great deal of confidence and experience to the court every night. She said all of her seniors, especially Erin Hoppe and Claire Embry, have been playing very well for her early on the season, and said she has a few freshmen starting that are “consistent and confident.”

Hoppe led McKinney with 19 kills, while Embry contributed 14 kills and 12 digs. The Lionettes totaled 66 digs on the night, and Ashley Robert led the way with 23.

McKinney will return to the court Friday to take part in the Allen Tournament at Allen High School, and will return to McKinney Aug. 27 when they take on Frisco Wakeland.

For all of Tuesday’s area volleyball results, don’t miss the Volleyball Scoreboard in the Sports section.

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