GIRARD OH- Before last season the Northeast 8 was firmly owned by Lakeview. Then in 2021 Girard stormed in, beat the Bulldogs twice, and won their first NE8 championship. This season both teams return the core of their roster. It was Lakeview though that took round 1 and an early lead in the conference. (18-25 25-22 28-26 27-25)
Tara Lytle was clutch for the Bulldogs leading them with 20 kills. Her partner in crime rotated in the middle when she rotated out, Reagan Price dominated to 18 kills. Maggie Pavlansky led the setters in assists with 27. Maddie Bayus had an amazing game defensively finishing with 38 digs.
Lauren Pallone put on a show herself as she led the Indians offense with 20 kills. Bree Latell finished in double figures behind her with 11. Allison Durkin set up 36 assists on the night in a great performance. Bailey Walters led the back row defense with 16 digs.
Lakeview will be back in action next Tuesday as they travel to Poland to continue league play. Girard’s next game is at Poland as well as they travel to see the Bulldogs Thursday.