Oct 092013

By Greg Perkins
The Lady Lobos entered this week’s action as the second ranked team in the Division III volleyball power point rankings with an overall regular season mark of 8-1. Their lone loss came on the road nearly a month ago at top ranked Safford. Their current five match power point win streak includes victories over Cortez, Mogollon, Winslow, Blue Ridge and, most recently, a huge road win over Flagstaff last Thursday. The Eagles are regarded as one of the premier teams in Division III and, despite facing the larger school, the Lobos played well in an exciting match and came home with a 3-2 win.
The Lady Eagles easily took the first game 25-15, but Snowflake showed resolve and bounced back to win the second game 25-19. The Lobos fell behind two games to one, losing game three by the same 25-19 final. An exciting game four went to Snowflake, 26-24, setting up the decisive fifth game, which the Lobos controlled, winning it and the match 15-9.
This has to be considered a signature win for the Lobos and may well give them even more momentum as they head toward the state playoffs.
Last weekend Snowflake competed at the Monument Valley Mustang tournament, where the squad posted an overall mark of 3-4-1. The Lobos collected a win over Tuba City and two over Ganado. Their losses were to Coconino and Tuba City, and to Monument Valley twice. They tied in a third match up with Tuba City.
After playing at Holbrook on Tuesday, they will play at Monument Valley on Thursday, Oct. 10, then host Fountain Hills on Tuesday, Oct. 15.