The wins just keep coming for the White Pine High School Ladycat volleyball team, who added Lake Mead Academy and Alamo to the long list of teams they’ve taken down this season.
The Ladycats (23-0, 14-0) gave the home crowd at the WPHS gymnasium a taste of what they hope to accomplish in the playoffs on Oct. 16, beating the Lake Mead Eagles 25-11, 25-12 and 25-12, 25-17. While everyone had a moment to shine against the over-matched Eagles, head coach Kenna Almberg said she was impressed with the effort that Mikinley Prengel gave in the game.
“She has been a key in this seasons success. Not only is she a great setter but also a strong blocker, off side hitter and is awesome at serving spots on the court,” Almberg said.
Prengel finished the games with 5 aces, 2 kills and 19 assists. The other stars of the veteran Ladycat team continued to dominate in their respective areas on the court, with season kill-leader Ashlyn Huntington leading the team in kills again with 10, followed by Emily Bischoff with 8 and Debra Kingston with 7.
The first place Ladycats also found success on the road, heading to Alamo for a mid-week matchup on Tuesday. The Ladycats defeated the Pahranagat Valley Panthers 25-11,25-23-25-17. Almberg said that power hitters Huntington and Bischoff led the offense, combining for 25 total kills in the three sets. The coach’s daughter Mikalyn Almberg also continued to impress in the back court, recording 28 digs, 3 aces and the highest hitting percentage of the night.
The last two matches of the Ladycats regular season will be their toughest test yet, as they will take on second place Calvary Chapel on the road on Oct. 23 and third place Needles at home on Oct. 29. Both matches will start at 5 p.m.