turn our for volleyball at Summit
Summit Academy has 7 girls turned out for volleyball this season.
Rachel Waters is the lone senior with juniors Bridget Beckman and Ally Sonnen, sophomores Lucy Osborne and Lauren Stubbers and freshmen Taylor Lustig and Kayla Rehder.
Heidi Waters returns as the head coach with Allen Sonnen as assistant.
Waters, Sonnen, Osborne and Stubbers return from last year’s team while Beckman had to sit out the season last year.
Again this year they will be competing in the Division 2 portion of the White Pine League.
Summit drops opener against Deary
The Summit Academy Lady Patriots were swept by Deary in their season, as well as league, opener last Thursday, August 27 at the Highland gym in Craigmont.
They lost by scores of 14-25, 20-25 and 14-25.
The opening game saw them fall behind 0-3 and 1-6 and they never were able to climb out of the hole.
They fell behind 5-15 but were able to rally back within 5 at 14-19 before losing the final 6 points of the game.
They again fell behind 0-3 in the second game but fought back to tie the score at 5-5 on an ace by Bridget Beckman.
They dropped the next 3 points but scored a sideout on a kill by freshman Taylor Lustig.
Lucy Osborne served up 3 straight aces to give Summit their first lead of the night at 9-8.
The lead was short-lived though as Deary got the sideout and scored the next 7 points for a 9-16 lead.
Summit was three times able to get back within 4 points at 14-18 after an ace by Lustig, 15-19 after a kill by Ally Sonnen and 20-24 after a kill by Lauren Stubbers. Deary then scored the final point for the win.
In the third game an 8-point service run by Deary early on put the game out of reach and the Mustangs cruised to another 11-point win.
Sonnen had 14 kills including 1 block and an ace in the match. Rachel Waters had 20 assists, 3 kills and 2 aces. Stubbers had 7 kills, 1 assists and 3 aces. Beckman had 3 kills, 1 assist and 2 aces. Lustig had 3 kills and 1 ace. Osborne had 1 kill, 3 assists and 3 aces.
Summit is now 0-1 on both the season and in league play.
After the varsity match was done the two teams played a couple of JV games with Summit winning both of those, 25-20 and 25-21.
Each team sat their seniors which left 6 players on each roster available to play. Deary had 3 seniors to just 1 for Summit.
In the first game Osborne had 3 aces in a row to help Summit take a 7-1 lead.
Deary came back to tie the score at 11 before bricking a serve. Lustig served 2 aces to give Summit the lead for good although Deary kept it close. Sonnen had a pair of kills to close out the game.
Lustig served Summit to a 3-0 lead in the second game with 3 aces.
Deary rallied back though and took their first lead at 9-10. They led by as many as 4 at 14-18 before Summit rallied.
A kill by Sonnen put Osborne at the service line where 5 straight aces put Summit on top 20-18.
Deary came back to tie it at 20 but then bricked a serve. An ace by Sonnen plus a pair of digs by her that wound up dropping in on the Deary side set up game point and Stubbers scored the game winner on a tip.
Summit’s Bridget Beckman makes a pass in the Deary match last week. Also shown from left are Taylor Lustig, Lauren Stubbers and Lucy Osborne.
2015 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
27-vs. Deary at Highland, 6 p.m., lost 0 games to 3
8-at Timberline, 6 p.m.
12-at Logos, 2 p.m.
15-at Nezperce (home match), 6 p.m.
17-at Highland, 6 p.m.
22-at Deary, 6 p.m.
24-Tri-Match vs. Kendrick and Grangeville at Grangeville, 5 p.m.
26-Tri-Matrch vs. Salmon River and Meadows Valley at Riggins, TBA
29-vs. Logos at Prairie Auxiliary Gym, 6 p.m.
5-at Clearwater Valley, 6 p.m.
8-at Nezperce, 6 p.m.
13-at Highland, 6 p.m. (home match—Senior Night)
15-at Kamiah, 6 p.m.
17-22-District at LCSC