Lady Vols defense nets five-set win

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Lee Williams gathers together during a timeout Monday against Kingman Academy.

RYAN ABELLA/Miner<BR> Lee Williams gathers together during a timeout Monday against Kingman Academy.

KINGMAN - The young Lee Williams High volleyball team took a step toward maturity when the Lady Vols faced three match points but stayed the course to beat Odyssey Tuesday in Buckeye, 21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 24-26, 17-15. The Lady Vols don't have a senior on the squad.

"I am proud of them for their fight," said LWHS coach Traci Rosenbach. "Most of the girls on the team are sick, so we really struggled to find our groove."

The Lee Williams (7-6) defense kicked in with 74 digs that kept the ball off the floor. The Lady Vols had four players in double figures - Madi Arave (20), Cassie Finkbeiner (14), Sidney Clark (12) and Sadie Snay (10).

"Our defense once again was good," Rosenbach said. "We just couldn't get our offense going. Our hitters were struggling to find a rhythm."

Snay added 24 assists and 13 kills for Lee Williams. Arave had eight kills, and Finkbeiner and Khori Cobanovich each scored three aces.

The Lady Volunteers play their fifth match in eight days when they host Division IV power Parker (13-2) at 6 p.m. today.

"This stretch has been kind of brutal," Rosenbach said. "The girls are exhausted."