Ashlyn Huntington goes up for a kill against Needles in the Ladycats back to back wins. Huntington finished with 16 kills to lead the team. (Kelly Ernest photo)

Ashlyn Huntington goes up for a kill against Needles in the Ladycats back to back wins. Huntington finished with 16 kills to lead the team. (Kelly Ernest photo)

The wins just keep coming for the White Pine High School Ladycat volleyball team, as their back to back straight set wins on the road at Needles put their league record to a first-place 11-1. According to coach Kenna Almberg, things couldn’t have gone much better.

“ We both dominated our competition and had some pretty good stats,” Almberg said.

The “good” stats she mentioned included 46 kills from the varsity team, led by junior Ashlyn Huntington with 16. The rest of the team got in on the action with Debra Kingston recording eight, Emily Bischoff with seven and six for Jerilyn Ogden.

“All together we had 22 aces and passed well as a team,” Almberg said of the team’s performance.

At the beginning of the season, Almberg predicted that the Ladycats would really start to click at this point. So far, so good.

“We have been running our offense really well and the girls seem to be connecting on the court,” the coach said. Things should prove to be a bit tougher for the Ladycats on Thursday, as they will again go on the road to face the 12-4 Pahranagat Valley Panthers at 6:30 p.m. though the game is non-conference so a loss wouldn’t hurt the team’s standing.

Almberg said that she is still happy that her team will get to face off against the Panthers in what she expects will be a “competitive” match.

The Ladycats will then travel to Mountain View Christian on Saturday for an 11 a.m. game against the 12-15 Saints.