CANFIELD OH- Lakeview has owner the NE8 over the past three seasons, and their dominance continued with a four set win over South Range on Tuesday (25-22 25-19 22-25 25-21).
The Raiders fought hard throughout the night against a Lakeview team that came into the match only dropping four sets total all season. The Raiders had momentum in set one, as Lakeview took some time to find a rhythm. However, a late 4-0 run gave the Bulldogs just enough room to squeak past the Raiders in set one 25-22.
Set two was where Lakeview really showed their strength. Setter Maggie Pavlansky made a bunch of aggressive attacks on the second touch to keep the Raiders defense off balance. Senior Anna Peterson also stepped up huge in set two getting the clutch points when her team needed them.
The Raiders really bounced back nicely and controlled most of the third set. Their defense kept Peterson quiet. The blocking and strong swings of Izzy Lamparty stood out for South Range. The Raiders had a 21-14 lead in the set, but Lakeview would not go away. The Raiders took the set, but the Bulldogs got back on their feet and took momentum in to set four.
That momentum carried straight into set four as the Bulldogs took a 7-1 lead early. The Raiders kept up the fight though, after Maria Primavera had to leave the court due to injury, Jami Stachowicz rattled off five kills the rest of the set to fill in. With the Raiders closing in fast, Peterson came up with a pair of clutch kills to take Lakeview to a match sealing set four win 25-22.
Peterson led the Bulldogs in kills with 13. Pavlansky set well and finished the match with 31 assists. Libero Maddie Bayus played well collecting 25 digs.
Izzy Lamparty led the Raiders in her senior night with 13 kills. Bri Hiner caused Lakeview all kinds of trouble with her serve and gathered 3 aces. Reagan Irons dug up 28 digs. Sarah Kuhn’s and Jamie Feren both finished with 11 assists.
Lakeview remains undefeated at 8-0 and will start the second half of NE8 play on Thursday traveling to Hubbard. The Eagles are the only team to take Lakeview to five sets this season. South Range will look to snap their three match losing streak Wednesday traveling to Mooney.