Volleyball’s Tournament Revenge Against Lake – Top Memory #9
#9 Volleyball’s Tournament Revenge Against Lake
A year before our 9th Place Top Memory, the Lake Blue Streaks ended the 2012 Louisville Leopards Volleyball Season in the DI Sectional Finals after a thrilling 5 set match (25-13, 25-18, 22-25, 23-25, 12-15). The loss was stunning as Louisville defeated Lake earlier in the 2012 season in three straight sets (25-15, 25-18, 25-23).
Fast forwarding now to 2013, the Blue Streaks spoiled the Lady Leopards home opener on August 24 by the count of 25-18, 17-25, 17-25, 18-25. Louisville would get their revenge though in the DI Sectional Final rematch at Lake on October 17.
Just like last year, the Lady Leopards won the first two sets with ease 25-20, 25-17. Then exactly like last year’s tournament game they fell to the Blue Streaks in the third set 22-25. However, the fourth set is where Louisville’s destiny changed as they dominated Lake 25-16 to claim the set and the match.
Leaders for the Leopards in this contest included Emily Hollifield with 18 kills & 1.5 blocks, Haley Shadle with 48 assists, Nicole Kettlewell with 24 digs, and Rachel Mathie with 18 points & 5 aces serving.
The volleyball team would finish the 2013 Campaign at 13-11 after falling to eventual Regional Finalist Jackson 9-25, 8-25, 23-25 in the DI District Semifinals. However, the foundation for a bright future of Leopard Volleyball has been built and Louisville will renew their rivalry with Lake in Uniontown on August 21.
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