Volleyball | June 2, 2015

Top 5 Games 2014-15 School Year- Game 2

Hawks paying tribute for America before it's Bi-District game with Taylor

Hawks paying tribute for America before it’s Bi-District game with Taylor

 Game 5 Canyon Lake     70   Yoakum          52       Basketball
 Game 4 Canyon Lake JV   2   Wimberley        1       Volleyball
 Game 3 Canyon Lake     49   Fredericksburg  31       Football

Game 2 on the count down will be featuring the Varsity Volleyball team as they had a banner year and proved they belonged in the playoffs after missing this venture for the past 3 years.

Addison Farley getting her point across with the Ducks

Addison Farley getting her point across with the Ducks

Canyon Lake swept Taylor in their first round in the playoffs and that was a ‘Bucket List’ item that Head Coach Kim Paisley was really wanting for this year’s team.

The Hawks finished 2nd in District 26-4A and that helped, in getting a lower seeded team in District 25-4A, the Taylor Ducks.

First off, CL had just finished their regular season by getting their 30th win and that number was 5 more than the 2009 club that finished with 25 victories.

Canyon Lake also advanced the Hawks to a better than .500 record for the first time in Hawk history. CL will go into their next season sporting a .515 winning clip. (123-119 record)

Of all the Hawk sports, Volleyball, has the only winning overall record.

Yes, the Track & Field and Swimming teams are good but they are set up where they will always have more teams to beat to get to the top for each week in the type of competition played.

 The Records of Each Year and District.

                       dist           dist     playoff
 year   record   pct  record  pct.   finish    results
 2014   31-12   .721   9-3   .750     2nd      Beat Taylor 3-0 Beaten by Sealy 0-3
 2013   19-22   .463   1-9   .100     5th      Tied Bandera for last place
 2012   15-22   .405   1-9   .100     5th      Tied Bandera for last place
 2011   13-28   .317   3-9   .250     6th      Finished ahead of SA Hawkins
 2010   20-20   .500   8-4   .667     3rd      Lost to Burnet Bi-Disrtict 1-3
 2009   25-15   .625   5-5   .500     3rd      Lost to DevineBi-District 2-3
       123-119  .515  27-39  .409

Canyon Lake was suppose to win their first round game with Taylor based on how their year played out versus Taylor’s season.

Ducks could not figure out which Hawk would go for the kill

Ducks could not figure out which Hawk would go for the kill

The Hawks did not disappoint as they jumped out to a large lead when they reached an 11 point advantage (21-10) in the first game and coasted to a win.

Addison Farley and Bailey Drum will both be back as Seniors this coming season and they both had double digit kills finishing with, 15 and 16 respectfully for the match.

Canyon Lake had a, 13-6 lead in the second game when Senior Hayley Melone started the onslaught with a 5 point service.

What is encouraging to note, in this match, was how several other players started to ‘will’ themselves to another level.

The Hawks have a strong Junior class and that was evident as Hannah Wunderlich and Alexis Robinson had an impressive outing.

Robinson was filling in for Senior Lillie Sander who had been injured 3 games earlier and Sander was a big part of this year’s campaign by playing up at the net as a blocker.

Robinson filled that roll in this game in that capacity and gave Coach Paisley a good look for her Senior year and how she might be helping in those future games.

The ReSporter has already mentioned Drum and Farley who are part of that strong class that will debut as Seniors for next season.

The Taylor Ducks only had one thing going for them on this night as the rain falling that night would certainly help jn getting this team home.

Canyon Lake will have a chance of continuing to add to their victory total and getting more separation from those losses as they will enter their 7th year of competition.

A lot of bars were raised with last year’s club and that will beg the question….are any of these Hawks afraid of heights as that could possibly be a concern as they embark on another year where they can fulfill more of those ‘bucket lists’ in raising the bar.

Good Luck and Go Hawks!!

                     Bucket List:
                   * Most wins 31
                   * Longest winning streak 10
                   * Second round in the UIL Playoffs
                   * Second Place finish in District Race
                   * Won trophy in their 3 regular season tournaments
                   * Improved 11 games over their previous season
 Taylor Game Stats: Canyon Lake 25-15, 25-12, 25-21
 Kills:   Bailey Drum   16, Addison Farley 15
 Aces:    Regan Mickey   3, Mariah Ellis    1
 Digs:    Hayley Melone 13
 Assists: Regan Mickey  34
 Blockes: Bailey Drum    2