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Levelland Loboettes win district

The Levelland Loboettes’ volleyball team is king of the  4A Region I, District II.

The Loboettes are district champions after their victory against Snyder Tuesday.
Levelland defeated Snyder in four sets.
Levelland won the first set easily by the score 25-12.
Snyder jumped to a quick lead in set two, 12-4, but the Loboettes were able to fight back and win 25-23.
In the third set, there would be no come back and the Loboettes fell, 25-21.
“In set three we made way too many errors and tried to play it safe. After that third set, I told the girls in the huddle that we were the better team; to relax and just play their game,” said Coach Karli Morrison.
Levelland put Snyder away in set four, 25-14.
“District Champs! We have got better every game! Tonight we struggled in some ways but were able to overcome those struggles and get a big win,” said Morrison.
“Sydney Vorheis served great for us all night. Peyton Himango, Kali Escu and Haylee Jackson hit the ball so well,” added the coach.
The Loboettes took care of Snyder but still needed Sweetwater to upset Big Spring.
The Steers  fell to Sweetwater in five sets, giving the Loboettes the top  spot and the outright district championship.
It took the Loboettes four sets but they were able to put Snyder away and win their first district championship in two years.
The Loboettes have come a long way from being a fourth seed in district and barely making the playoffs last year.
“I do not know if this team is more talented then last years team. We ran a different defense that is designed for this group of  girls we have now and we had more options for hitting then we did last year,” continued the coach.
“I feel like we have been progressing every week; winning district for us was a stepping stone. We want bigger and better things. We have finished one stone, now on to the playoffs a game at a time,”  stated  Morrison.
The Loboettes will now change their focus to their first playoff opponent, Borger.
“I think just playing our game and doing our best is all we can do. We will prepare for each battle differently but bring the same Loboette team,” concluded Morrison.
Defensively, Haylee Jackson led the Loboettes with 13 blocks; eight of those blocks were on kills.
Paige Royal had three blocks against Snyder.
Sydney Vorheis and Peyton Himango each had two blocks.
Kali Escue finished the game with one block.
 Haylee Jackson had 17 digs in the game.
Kali Escue had 15 digs Tuesday night.
Peyton Himago had 13 digs in the game.
Meeah Maddox got 12 digs against the Tigers.
Sydney Vorheis got five  digs versus Snyder.
Hannah Hinojosa had four digs.
Paige Royal and Codee Lecrone each had two digs Tuesday night.
Offensively, Meeah Maddox led the Loboettes in assists. Maddox finished the game with 21 assists.
Peyton Himango recorded 12 assists.
Haylee Jackson had two assists.
Hannah Hinojosa had one assist.
Peyton Himango led all hitters with 13 kills.
Haylee Jackson and Kali Escue each finished the game with 12 kills.
Meeah Maddox had seven kills.
Sydney Vorheis led all servers. Vorheis was 25-28 serving.
Haylee Jackson was 8-9 serving the ball.
Kali Escue was 14-19 serving.
Meeah Maddox went 7-8 serving  the ball.
Peyton Himango went 13-14 serving Tuesday .
Paige Royal was 8-11 serving the ball.

By: Joshua Landrum  

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