L-S volleyball team stays undefeated after a tough 3-1 win against Solanco

The L-S girls volleyball team continued their winning streak after a see-saw match against Solanco. Going into the match, Solanco entered with a winless record of 0-2 (0-1 in their section). 

Leah Wieland serves for the Pioneers
The match got off to a tough start for the ladies. Solanco went out hard and built up a 7-2 lead quickly. However, the girls fought back, and thanks to some crucial points scored by Leah Wieland, Haley Hildenbrand, and Emma Cohen, the Lady Pioneers were able to win the first set 25-20. 

The second set started out the same way as the first. Solanco burst out the gate and built up another big lead of 12-5. Despite a three-ace streak from Alexa Troiano, the ladies fell in the second set 18-25.

Learning from the first two sets, the ladies turned the tables. They gained a 10-3 advantage gained by kills from Leah Wieland, and Sarah Stoltzfus. However, the girls in yellow fought back, and closed the gap to four points. That was when Alexa Troiano delivered some superb defending, blocking two spikes in rapid succession to win the the point and bring the score to 15-11. From there, two kills from Troiano and Wieland, along with a crucial dig from Haley Hildenbrand and a sloppy Solanco offense gave L-S the win in the third set 25-20.  
L-S huddles up during its win
against Solanco

The final set provided some fireworks on both sides. Solanco came out swinging, building up an 11-5 lead. However, once again the tables turned. The girls in blue fought back to tie it up 14-14, and took the lead the next play thanks to a kill from Alexa Troiano. Finally, after dealing with a very strong Solanco defense, which absorbed spikes and blocked a lot of hits, the girls emerged victorious 25-17 to win the match 3-1.

“It was a tough match, and they had a strong defense, but we kept up the intensity and got the win,” senior Allyson Dull says. 

The girls' next match is against undefeated Elizabethtown, who is 3-0 overall and 2-0 in their section, and will be at home on Thursday.

--Luke Raum, LSNews.org Volleyball Reporter

Edited: BP

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