Lady Vols falter in loss to Havasu
LWHS' Brandon Carver wins first-ever golf match
KINGMAN - Moments of brilliance shined through for the Lee Williams volleyball team Tuesday against Lake Havasu, but they weren't enough as the Lady Vols fell to Havasu 26-24, 25-13, 22-25, 25-13.
Lee Williams (3-2) got off to a blistering start, opening a 7-0 lead in the first set. The Lady Vols were ahead 19-11 but appeared to tighten up as Havasu (5-2) mounted a comeback and knotted the set at 23-23.
Caiti McNiven gave Lee Williams a set-point opportunity with a kill to move ahead, 24-23. Havasu won the next three points on a Lady Vols hitting error, a Havasu kill and ace for the set.
Combined with the third-set win when Lee Williams scored the last three points to break a 22-22 tie with McNiven and Holly McFadyen scoring block-kills and a double-hit by Havasu, the Lady Vols looked like a squad who could beat teams like Havasu.
"I thought we had moments of being a great team, but then we turned around and made immature errors," said LWHS coach Traci Rosenbach. "The girls still have a lot to learn."
Madi Arave had a stellar night for Lee Williams. She led the team with nine kills and was 14-for-15 in digs.
"Madi had a good game," Rosenbach said. "She's a very strong athlete. She is so competitive and has that drive to win."
McNiven finished with eight kills, and Sadie Snay set for 28 assists. Cassie Finkbeiner scored three service aces.
The Lady Vols played at Bourgade Catholic (2-0) in Phoenix Wednesday. Results were not available by deadline.
Lady Bulldogs sweep
Kingman (3-3) took care of River Valley (0-6) Tuesday at KHS. The Lady Bulldogs dropped the Dust Devils 25-12, 25-16, 25-14.
LWHS has play suspended
The Volunteers were leading Tuesday's match at Valle Vista Golf Course over Bradshaw Mountain and Mohave with only two holes to go when play was suspended due to high winds, heavy rain and lightning.
The individual scores of those who finished were kept intact, and LWHS freshman Brandon Carver got his first-ever match win by shooting a 38.
"We have really been working on his swing recently," said LWHS coach Stephen Shuffler. "I am very happy for him and his effort in the wind."
Savion Levrets came in second place, one stroke behind Carver.
"Savion was literally making everything," Shuffler said. "He had multiple one-putts and had a chip-in for birdie."
Corey Smith shot 43, but Tanner Kemp and Richard Serrano did not finish because of the weather.
Shuffler said he's hoping to get the match completed or replayed at a later date due to the importance of section and state rankings.
Lee Williams, Kingman, Lake Havasu and Mohave play at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course.