By Kim Lux
The North East volleyball team started their season off with a home opener against Fort LeBoeuf on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The Lady Pickers lost the close match in three sets.
The scores for each set were 25-19, 25-20 and 28-26.
For North East, seniors Brianna King and Jessica Frazzini had 11 and nine kills, respectively.
Setter Kameran Mayes ended the game with 18 assists.
Kylie Baker had 13 digs, while Jenna Horton contributed 5 digs.
The team then took on McDowell at home on Sept. 5, where they lost in three sets.
The Trojans beat the Pickers 25-18, 25-15 and 25-18.
King again led the team in kills with a total of 17 for the night. Mayes also had 10 assists.
North East’s libero Elizabeth Walker had six digs on the night.
On Monday, Sept. 9, North East hosted the General McLane Lancers in a nail-biter in five sets.
The scores were 25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 17-25 and 15-11.
The team’s back row was strong, with Walker contributing 17 digs. Senior Frances Schoenfeldt and Baker both had nine digs apiece.
Mayes had 29 assists and six digs on the day.
Horton contributed with 12 digs and five kills.
Frazzini had 10 digs and seven kills, while Kaylee Jones added another eight kills.
King finished the night with 11 kills.