By: Breanna Post and Kaylyn Lewis/Co-Sports Editors
Varsity volleyball has had a busy 2 weeks and managed to lose only 1 of 5 games, managing a record of 7-1.
On September 10th the Lady Raiders battled 4 sets with the Mountain View Eagles, winning 3-1. The first set was 25-10, the second 25-15, the third 25-21, and the fourth set 25-17, with Kaylyn Lewis closing it out with a long-serving streak. Hunter Heeman had 6 kills, Makenzie Cook and Lewis had 3 aces along with Heemans 4. Alison Marshman contributed 13 assists.
The Raiders then played rival Susquehanna Sabers at home, pulling out a 3-0 win. The first set was a whopping 25-9 win, the second 25-15 and the third 25-21. Alyssa Sherwood had 6 kills, Marshman had 18 assists, Lydia Andusko had 9 digs, and Cook had 7 aces.
The following week, varsity traveled to Western Wayne on September 16th, facing a triple-A school. One of the toughest competitions in the league, Raiders tried their best to power through and at times came close to a win resulting in their first loss of the season 3-0. The first set being a close 25-22, the second 25-20, and the third 25-15. Cook had 8 kills, Heeman had 2 blocks, Marshman had 11 assists, and the team had a total of 29 digs.
On September 17th, Lady Raiders faced Elk lake and added another win to their record with a 3-0 set. The first set 25-11, the second an incredible 25-5, and the third set 25-7. Heeman had 10 kills, and Marshman had 10 assists. Marshman also had 11 aces, with a 12-0 service game in the third set, adding to the 28 aces the team had all together.
Traveling to Dunmore with country swag, varsity went 3-1 with the Lady Bucks. The first set was 25-22, while the second went to the Bucks 28-26 in an intense overtime. The Raiders bounced back with a 25-18 win in the third set, and again, with a 25-20 win in the fourth set. Aggressive at the net, Heeman contributed a remarkable 16 kills, with Sherwood also having an outstanding 13 kills. Both Heeman and Sherwood also shutdown kills from Dunmore with a total of 4 blocks each at the net. Andusko had an all-time high 32 digs while Breanna Post had 16. Marshman supplied 37 assists.
Lady Raiders faced the Montrose Meteors at home on September 23rd, winning in 3 sets. The first set was a score of 25-10, the second 25-11, and the third 25-18. Heeman had 14 kills while Sherwood had 7. With a strong service game, Makenzie Cook had 8 aces, while Heeman had 5 and Marshman added another 4. Marshman also contributed 19 assists, and the team had a total of 37 digs.
Lady Raiders continue to strive for districts and league titles as they play upcoming games in the second half of the season against Abington Heights, and Forest City.
Breanna Post is a first-year journalism student, taking on her junior year of high school. She is an active member of National Honor Society, and plays varsity volleyball and softball. She plans to go to college and have a career as a forensic pathologist, studying hard in her classes to get her there.