Anabelle Lam – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS varsity volleyball team is on a roll with back-to-back wins against Gulf Coast and Saint Stephens High Schools.
The Mustangs first traveled to Riverview High School on Saturday Sept. 7 for a district match versus the Gulf Coast Sharks.
Senior Anna Shelby Dees lead the teams with 25 kills along with freshman Andrea Dietz adding 11 kills.
The Mustangs won 3-2 against the Sharks, evening their district record to 1-1.
Following their win, the Mustangs traveled to Saint Stephens on Tuesday Sept. 10 and swept the Falcons 3-0.
Junior varsity (JV) also played Saint Stephens and won 2-0.
Senior Morgan Budinich said, “I think the past two wins really helped boost our confidence after a couple of losses and will help prepare us for the Sarasota match this week and the tournament this weekend.”
The Mustangs will travel to Orlando to play in the Winter Park High School Showcase Friday and Saturday Sept. 13 and 14.
Junior Julia Kuehn said, “I’m really excited for this tournament. We get to play teams we wouldn’t usually play and get the opportunity to try out different things/lineups and see what works for us.”
All three teams’ next game will be on Thursday Sept. 12 against the Sarasota Sailors, at Sarasota High. Freshman play at 5 p.m., JV at 6 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m.