Sep 112013

By Greg Perkins
The Lady Lobos opened the volleyball season with a pair of quality wins over what have historically been two solid programs.
Snowflake traveled to Window Rock Sept. 4 and came away with an impressive win, three games to one. The Lobos cruised through the first two games, winning them 25-9 and 25-11. After dropping game three, they bounced back to win game four and the match, 25-18.
“This was a tough match. The first two games seemed to be warmups for Window Rock. They came alive in game three and it was a tough reminder to us that Window Rock is capable of coming back from 0-2. We settled down a little in game four and broke away from a 15-15 tie to get the lead and win the match,” said Coach Alan Ramage.
Emma Tenney led the team in kills with 19. Tandis Yellowhair was strong at the net as well with 17 kills. Rachel King served eight aces, and Yellowhair finished with five. Rachelle King led with 24 assists and Maryssa Tenney followed closely with 19 assists.
The Sept. 7 home match with always competitive Monument Valley went the distance before the Lobos prevailed 3-2.
Snowflake took the first game 25-16, then dropped the second 25-18. Monument took a close third game 25-23, then Snowflake evened the match by winning game four 25-20. The fifth and final game was close as well, with Snowflake eventually prevailing 15-12 to move to 2-0 on the young season.
After hosting Winslow on Tuesday, the Lobos will travel to Safford on Thursday, Sept. 12.