After running into a few obstacles and a patch of sour luck, the Lady Cougars enjoyed a well-deserved victory Tuesday, Sept. 12 against the Simpson University junior varsity team.
The 3-1 win gave the Cougars the morality boost they needed as a team. With the start of conference play just around the corner, the Lady Cougars appear to be fully prepared.
Lassen won the four-match game with wins in the first, third and fourth matches.
In match one, the Lady Cougars won with a score of 25-22.
Lassen then fell in the second match 25-20, but they quickly recovered and reestablished dominance with a 25-21 victory in the third match.
The Cougars won the final match with 27-25 on the scoreboard.
As both teams ended each match with at least 20 points on the board, it was clear that the two schools were well matched.
However, the Lady Cougars pushed themselves past expectations and made sure to annihilate the opponent without hesitation.
The Lady Cougars actively scored 57 points with Koral Hearn as the top scorer responsible for 17 points.
Hearn made the most kills for the Cougars with a total of 12 throughout the four matches. Keelin Pilgrim was right behind with 11, and Jill Smith made 10.
Hearn, Rosario Medina, Smith, Pilgrim, Kendall Dummer, Gabi Geoia and Krysti Collier each hit four spikes during the game.
Geoia led the charts in serving aces with a total of 27 during the four matches. Next up was Zhayantel Elias with six.
Hearn led in digs with a total of 28. Pilgrim made 24, Smith had 21, Geoia had 19 and Collier had 15.
After taking down Simpson University, the Cougars traveled to Sacramento to take on the Cosumnes River College Hawks.
Between the confidence gained from the win and the travel, sour luck revisited the Lady Cougars as the team lost all three matches against Cosumnes River.
In the first match, Lassen fell with a final score of 25-20.
Match two granted the Hawks their second win with 25-16 on the scoreboard.
In the final match, the Lady Cougars nearly won and showed fans that their spirit wouldn’t be broken. However, despite the passion, they still suffered the loss 25-22.
Lassen actively earned a total of 32 points with Pilgrim brining in 11. Both Hearn and Smith earned eight points for the Cougars.
Pilgrim led in kills with a total of 10 and Geoia again led in serving aces with 19 in the books.
Collier had the most digs with 16 recorded. Smith made 13 and Pilgrim made 11.