By Will Willems
Dover — The Class 3A No. 12 Western Boone volleyball team was looking to bounce back Thursday night after dropping its second game of the season Tuesday against Harrison.
The Stars did it in a big way, downing Class 1A No. 13 Lafayette Central Catholic 25-16, 25-18, 25-17.
“Especially after we lost on Tuesday I thought we came out and played pretty well,” Western Boone head coach Laura Lawson said. “We still need to finish better, because teams like that, I really think should only get 13 or 14 points on us. We let them hang around a little bit.”
Lawson said the biggest difference was the type of team LCC was, especially their size.
“Definitely the level of play,” Lawson said when asked what the main difference was. “Harrison is a great team; a good blocking team. We started off really well against them and we were the more offensive team. Then we got complacent and they came back.”
The Stars led 10-9 in game one before a quick 6-0 run gave Western Boone the 16-9 lead. The Knights got no closer than five the rest of the way.
Games two and three were similar results. Western Boone led 12-11 in both games before going on big runs (11-5 in game two and 8-1 in game three) to pull away and cruise to the wins.
“That shows me that they are a lot more mature then they were last year,” Lawson said of the bounce-back win. “We don’t like losing, but maybe it was a good thing in the middle of the season, to show what we need to work on. Playing teams like Fountain Central that are easier, we don’t know what to work on.”
One thing that Lawson liked was the amount of girls that got involved in the offense. Five different girls had kills in the match and two more had attacks.
For more of this story, read Friday’s Lebanon Reporter.