Ladycats rally back from behind to defeat Agassi Prep

Robert Switzer photo Brittney Kingston goes for a kill.

Robert Switzer photo
Brittney Kingston goes for a kill.

The undefeated White Pine High School Ladycat volleyball team (19-0, 9-0) continued their winning streak over the weekend on the road against Agassi Prep on Friday and Eureka on Saturday. The Ladycat beat the Agassi Stars  25-17, 25-13 and beat the Eureka Vandals 25-18, 25-17, 25-12.

While the wins have been piling on for the Ladycats this season, head coach Kenna Almberg said that there were still things she learned about her team based on what she saw in this past weekend’s games.

For one, she learned that her team can still fall behind early to underdog opponents such as Agassi Prep. The Ladycats trailed early in the first set 13-15. But she also learned that once they turn on the jets, it’s hard for other teams to catch up. Using that same set against Eureka, the coach pointed out that despite the lackluster start, the Ladycats went on a 12-2 run to win the set in a come from behind blowout.

Ashlyn Huntington continued doing what she has done all season, leading the Ladycats in kills with 35 on the weekend, including a team high 18 against the Vandals.

The return home to play against Eureka on Saturday proved to be a better match than the first time the teams squared off this season, according to Almberg.

“This was a better match against Eureka than the last time we met a few weeks ago.  Both teams played with more intensity and I have to compliment Eureka on their scrappy defense,” the coach said.

Almberg said that several players earned high marks from her and her coaching staff this weekend. Besides Huntington’s typical top offensive numbers, Almberg said that she was impressed with Kadi Finicum, Mikinley Prengel and Britney Carson’s play.

“Kadi Finicum had a total of 8 kills and went 100 percent  on her serves and played strong defense. Mikinley Prengel had an impressive 30 assists followed by Britney Carson with 13 assists,” the coach said.

The Ladycats will play host to the Lake Mead Academy Eagles on Oct. 16 at 5 and 6 p.m. The home team is looking to add some color, specifically pink, to the stands in participation of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Almberg called for all fans attending the game to wear pink in a “Pink Out,” with the first 300 pink wearing fans receiving pink cupcakes free.