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Lady Eagles get first win of season, lose other league battle
The Lady Eagles got in the win column and then were swept in their two Wesco North matches Oct. 17-19.
Arlington dropped to 1-5 in league play and 1-11 overall with the 3-0 loss to the Lady Bearcats of Monroe Thursday, Oct. 19 and picked up their first win of the season 3-2 48 hours earlier.
The Monroe game scores were 25-18, 25-12 and 25-14.
The Lady Eagles were led by senior Shayna Prause, who had seven kills. Classmate Keesha Carpenter contributed 12 assists.
Monroe improved to 6-0, 11-1 on the season.
If at first you dont succeed, try, try again. That, combined with the Lady Eagles APF aim high, play hard and finish well motto contributed to their first win of the 2006 campaign Tuesday, Oct. 17, against Lake Stevens.
The 3-2 road victory over the Lady Vikings evened the competing schools records at 1-4 in league play and 1-9 overall.
Coach Kim Anderson said not only did the win give her squad confidence, but they also received a tie for a potential playoff berth.
The girls have a new outlook now and want to secure the playoff spot by winning the remainder of their matches, Anderson said.
We are currently tied with Meadowdale, which we played early in the season and lost to them in close games. We were
not at full strength and would LOVE to have a rematch with them.
Game scores were 24-26, 25-18, 25-22, 20-25, 15-7 in the Wesco North victory.
The Lady Eagles were led by seniors Brooklyn Holton, Kelsie Luchini, Keesha Carpenter and Shayna Prause.
Holton was a perfect 16-for-16 serving with four aces, 24 digs and 12 kills.
Outside hitter Luchini was equally hot with her 31-for-32 serving and 11 kills.
Carpenter had 34 assists and Prause contributed 29 digs, seven kills and five blocks.
Veteran coach Anderson praised the complete team effort.
We had outstanding play by our outsides, Luchini and Holton each had amazing serving and combined for 23 kills. Our serving, as a team improved tremendously and we had a lot fewer unforced errors which helped to secure the victory.