CORTLAND OH- There was a ton on the line on Thursday in Lakeview as the Bulldogs hosted South Range. No only was it Lakeview’s chance to claim sole possession of the NE8 crown, but senior Tara Lytle was staring down the barrel of her 1000th career kill. Lakeview got the win, and Lytle got the milestone. (25-15 25-11 25-9)
Lytle needed 11 kills coming in to reach her goal, and she shattered that finishing with 20. Mallory Mailach took the lead setting on the night finishing with 22 assists. Maddie Bayus led the Lakeview defense with 11 digs.
The Raiders were led by both Maria Primavera, and Ella Crumbacher finishing with 5 kills each. Jamie Feren set up the offense and led with 9 assists. Primavera also led the Raiders defense racking up 12 digs.
Lakeview are the 2022 NE8 Champions. Lakeview has won 4 of the 5 NE8 championships since the conference was established. The Bulldogs move on to host Mineral Ridge on Wednesday. South Range still managed a winning record inside the NE8. They’ll travel to East Liverpool on Monday.