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CORTLAND OH- The last time we talked to Maddie Bayus it was her sophomore season. She was a brand new varsity libero and she set the world on fire from the start. Now as a senior, you can really tell just how much she’s even grown since her sophomore season. She is one of the best liberos in the area hands down.  Being a libero is still tough like we said it was in the last article for Maddie, but she makes it look easy.  Bayus has always been good at reacting to big hits and moving into the right position. What she has added to her weapons as a player is a massively good serve receive, and a leadership in the back row. When you watch Lakeview’s offense you’ll quickly discover how important good passing is to their success. They want to dominate the middle. You can’t do that unless you pass well. Maddie is a great passer, she has always been a great passer, but now she is making everyone else in the back row a better passer as well.  She’s a senior now and this is our last chance to see her on the floor.

Maddie has been excellent on defense this season. She has racked up 304 digs on the season which is by far the team lead.  Teams want to attack her on the serve, and she has made them pay. She leads the team in serve receives with 337.  Serve to her at your own risk.


Maddie was kind enough to talk to us again this season and let us know even more about her. She talks with Anthony Hartwig about the biggest difference between sophomore and senior seasons, future plans, and much more. There’s still plenty of Bayhem in Lakeview. Don’t miss a minute of it in the latest Lakeview Player Profile only on YSN!

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CORTLAND OH- Being a libero can be quite a challenge for a volleyball player. Being varsity level libero as a sophomore, that is set on expert level. Lakeview sophomore Maddie Bayus has taken that challenge with in stride. Even with her youth, Maddie is a fantastic leader for the Bulldogs in the back row.

The libero position demands vocal leadership, and she is up to the task. Not a lot of people outside of volleyball understand a libero. They are just that player in the different colored jersey. They don’t get the stats everyone looks at, and they don’t make the plays that end up on the highlight reel. However, what a good libero excels at is bringing a calm to the mayhem that strong swings bring to their team’s side of the net. When an opponent puts one down, with speed and power, the libero can pop the ball up and slow the game down.

Maddie leads the team this season with 260 digs, and 4.9 digs per set. She leads what is a very strong back row for the Bulldogs. Bayus is just another example of what makes the Lakeview program great, she accepts her role, and she does her job. The Bulldogs are full of players that do that, and that’s why they play strong as a unit.

Maddie took the time to talk to YSN’s Anthony Hartwig to chat about her season. They discussed what being a libero means, what makes her team special, and much more. Bulldogs fans bark for the next volleyball player profile “Lakeview Bayhem.”

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YOUNGSTOWN OH- Lakeview continued to roll through their schedule on Wednesday with a sweep of Mooney that moved their record to 13-0 (25-22 25-12 25-18).

Tara Lytle led a balanced offense for Lakeview with 9 kills. She also finished with 2 digs, and an ace. Three other attackers had at least 5 kills for the Bulldogs. Anna Peterson finished with 6, while Emma Schmader and Brooke Schneider each had 5. Maddie Bayus has 12 digs to share the team lead with Maggie Pavlansky who collected a double with 22 assists and 12 digs.

Alaina Francis led Mooney with 7 kills. Angelina Rotunno set up 18 assists, and Alain’s Scavina led the back row in defense with 15 digs.

Lakeview will look to continue their dominance of the NE8 as they host Poland on Thursday. Mooney will try and bounce back traveling to Chaney.



STRUTHERS OH- Lakeview kept their undefeated season in tact on Tuesday with more domination of the NE8. They rolled into Struthers and swept the Wildcats to move their record to 12-0 (25-13 25-10 25-14).

Tara Lytle led the offense for Lakeview with 9 kills, 2 blocks, and an ace. Brooke Schneider led the Bulldogs with 14 digs. Maddie Bayus was also in double figures with 10. Maggie Pavlansky finished with 15 assists.

Lakeview will venture out of the conference and travel to Mooney on Wednesday. Struthers will host Jefferson on Thursday.


CORTLAND OH- It was not looking good for Lakeview on Thursday night as they fell behind 2-0 to a powerful Girard team. They could see their long NE8 win streak, and their undefeated season slipping away. The Bulldogs barked back and rallied to win 3 sets in a row to dodge a bullet and beat Girard in five (16-25 20-25 25-17 25-16 25-13).

Tara Lytle led a balanced Bulldog offense with 12 kills. She also managed to grab 3 aces, and 3 blocks. Senior Anna Peterson showed great leadership and finished with 9 kills, 4 digs, and 1 ace.  Maddie Bayus continues her strong defense leading the back row with 23 digs. Brooke Schnider wasn’t far off with 21. Maggie Pavlansky set up 34 assists.

Lakeview will take a deep breath and travel to Struthers on Tuesday. Girard will need to look ahead, as they have a tough non conference match Monday hosting Western Reserve.


NILES OH- Lakeview has now opened the season on a 10 match win streak. They stayed dominant in the NE8 with a sweep of Niles on Tuesday (25-12 25-15 25-14).

The Bulldogs has a balanced offense, with three players surpassing 5 kills. Emma Shmader led with 9. She also finished with 4 aces, 4 digs, and a block. Tara Lytle has 8 kills, 6 aces, a dig, and a block. Anna Peterson finished with 5 kills. Maggie Pavlansky set up the offense with 21 assists. Pavlansky also finished with 5 digs, and 4 aces. Maddie Bayus led Lakeview in digs with 10.

Lakeview moves on to a big conference test as they host 13-3 Girard. Niles will host Struthers on Thursday trying to bounce back.


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.



POLAND OH- Lakeview just keeps on keeping on in the NE8 with a four set victory over Poland on Tuesday (22-25 25-13 25-21 25-14). Lakeview remains undefeated at 5-0, and still hasn’t lost a NE8 match in over a year.

Anna Peterson led Lakeview in kills with 13. Maggie Pavlansky has a monster night setting the ball with 37 assists. Maddie Bayus played great defense finishing with 31 digs.

Poland was led by Morgan Kluchar with 6 kills, she also had 4 blocks. Madison Wess led the team in assists with 14. Alyssa Glaros patrolled the Poland back row with 22 digs.

Lakeview will host Mooney on Wednesday. Poland is now 3-2 and will host Struthers on Thursday.


CORTLAND OH- Lakeview Volleyball continues it’s dominance over the NE8 with a sweep of Struthers on Thursday (25-15 25-23 25-14).

Leading the Bulldogs was Tara Lytle was 11 kills, 4 aces, an assist, and a dig. Anna Peterson also added 8 kills. Maggie Pavlansky ran the offense well finishing with 25 assists. Maddie Bayus patrolled the back row and got 13 digs.

Lakeview looks to stay hot as they travel to Poland on Tuesday. Struthers will want to bounce back on Tuesday as they travel to Jefferson.


CORTLAND OH- Lakeview volleyball continued their dominant stretch in the NE8 on Wednesday with a 3-0 sweep of Niles (25-13 25-16 25-9). Lakeview has not lost a conference game since September 25, 2018 at Jefferson.

Tara Lytle and Anna Peterson led the Bulldogs with kills with 7 each. Teagan Pierce had 5 aces on the night. Maddie Bayus led in digs with 14. Maggie Pavlansky set up 12 assists.

Lakeview returns to action on Monday traveling to Girard.