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Game Article, Volleyball | October 5, 2016

Volleyball: CL Loses First District Game to Billies, 3-2

Regan Mickey and Paige Bower waits for instructions

                   Regan Mickey and Paige Bower wait for instructions.                         (photo by Karen Holmes)

Canyon Lake lost their first district game in a 5 set marathon at the Hawk Nest as Fredericksburg won the last two sets for the win.

The Hawks did start out lethargic with a sloppy first set as the Billies enjoyed a, 24-17 lead before a late CL rally left them short, 25-22.

Canyon Lake was nip and tuck in their next set as neither team had more than a 4 point lead. CL claimed that lead, 14-10, while the Billies were ahead, 3-1 early on.

Sophomore Paige Bower was instrumental in this win with 4 kills and 2 blocks.

Both teams were tied 9 times during this back and forth must win set for the Hawks.

Patriot Propane is All In for Canyon Lake

Patriot Propane is All In for   Canyon Lake

CL finally started showing their strength in the 3rd set when on a Sam York service the Hawks had their biggest lead, 21-12. The Billies would make it more respectable with a final, 25-21 Canyon Lake outcome.

During that York rally service, Daniella Bustamante had the dig of the night that scored a point in dramatic fashion.

Both teams used their end of set rallies to change the momentum in the back and forth affair.

Canyon Lake had 4 point rally at the end of set one while Fredericksburg chipped away and finished with a 3 point rally in set 3.

That was when the floor gave way and the Billies won their next set, 25-12 that continued the game to a 5th and final stanza.

This was another tight set with each team enjoying a lead during this 15 point match. Fredericksburg made a break and got some separation with a 4 point rally, 8-12 lead and on the doorstep of taking the game.

Volleyball Hawks Flying High

Volleyball Hawks Flying High

The Hawks responded when Hanna White’s patented serve helped CL to take a, 13-12 advantage. Canyon Lake had a chance to win it all with a, 14-13 lead and serve but could not follow through for a point and go home finale.

Fredericksburg did find their mojo and put the Hawks away on an unforced error and final, 17-15 loss.

Now the Hawks will be in Bandera this Friday in trying to get back on track as this district season still has 5 games to go where anything could happen.

Canyon Lake needs to finish undefeated and then see if the other schools can match that intensity.

Go Hawks!!

      Canyon Lake Game Leaders:
      Kills:   Faith Hasness      10
      Assists: Regan Mickey       27
      Digs:    Sam York           29
      Aces:    Hanna White         2
      Blocks:  Anna Bettersworth   3,  Paige Bower     3