The Lakewood Leopards women’s volleyball team defeated the home-standing Hobbton Wildcats in straight sets, dominating them in each one convincingly 25-16, 25-7 and 25-15 in their match on Tuesday.
Peyton Crumpler and Ally Royal had a great night serving, getting five aces each. As a team, the Leopards had 19 aces. Brianna Wheeler had 12 digs, while Royal had eight and Crumpler had seven. As a team, they had 33 digs. On serve receiving, Wheeler and Crumpler had six returns each. Royal ended the night with four of her own.
“I thought our energy level was high and we played with intensity,” commented Lakewood coach Sheila Davidson. “Our serve receive offense was great. We made side outs happen quickly. We have a non-conference Midway game today (Wednesday) with great competition and we hope to take that energy and execution up to the next level today. We play at home Thursday hosting Rosewood continuing conference play.”
With this win, the Leopards are almost unstoppable this season as their record improves to 9-2 overall, while remaining undefeated in conference play at 4-0.
Hobbton continues to struggle as they are trying to find their footing under new head coach Tori Reynolds. With this loss, they fall to 1-10 overall as their conference record drops to 1-4. The Wildcats will strive for their second win of the season in the next match at home, playing another conference game facing Neuse Charter on Sept. 19.