By Spencer Spilman
The Lehman Lady Lobos volleyball team had a tough night Friday against an experienced Anderson Lady Trojans team that went into the Lobo Den and won handily in three straight sets, 25-12, 25-12, 25-5.
Anderson jumped out to an early 12-3 lead behind its senior captain Kristina Fischer, who had six of her 15 total kills in the opening set.
Lehman struggled to string together points throughout the match, while the Lady Trojans went on long scoring runs from start to finish.
The Lady Lobos tried to battle back and they got the score to 15-7 via a kill from Madison Webb. After Lehman narrowed the deficit to eight points, Anderson went on a six point run behind the service game from another senior captain, Ilisha D’Souza.
The Lady Lobos had a late run after a dig from Hannah Starnes and a couple of strong kills from Haley Hassinger, but it was too late, as Anderson won the set 25-12.
Anderson got out to another quick lead in the second set, but Lehman stayed close. After jumping out to a 9-3 lead, Lehman battled back to bring the deficit to 13-7. Anderson, however, went on another huge run, scoring seven straight points that included two aces from Sophia Condon.
The Lobos got a much-needed ace of their own from Karime Sanchez, but they still found themselves trailing 21-8.
Lehman got another late kill from Hassinger, and one from Alexis Ysla, but the Lady Lobos dropped the second set 25-12.
The Lady Trojans absolutely dominated the third set. D’Souza served for 15 straight points to jump out to a 15-0 lead, which included three aces.
Condon and Rachel Snead added an ace of their own to take a 22-3 lead. A strong diving dig by Kaytlin Mendoza led to the final Lady Lobo point of the game before Anderson closed it out by a final score of 25-5.