Junior Varsity Natalia Mustang’s #17 and #18 set up a block.

Varsity Lytle Pirate #1 Marissa Lopez sets the ball to middle front. Photos by Amber DuBose.

By Noah Gilkey
On Tuesday, September 13th the Varsity Lady Pirates stayed home and were hungry for a win in their rematch against the Sabinal Hornets. The Lady Pirates played a total of five sets against Sabinal, which always proves to result in a competitive game.
The Pirates kept an edge on Sabinal for the first two sets, winning in 25-23 and 27-25, respectively. Keeping their spirits up the girls continues to fight hard but continued to come up just short in the next three matches, finishing the game with a loss. With a final score of 2-3, the Pirates stay optimistic.
“We took a hard loss against the hornets but learned many lessons that night” said head volleyball coach Sam Mendez.
Leading the matchup against Sabinal on Tuesday were Pirates Calyssa Servier with 19 kills and 27 digs, Marissa Lopez with 20 assists, and Cameron “Fizz” Hutton with 5 solo blocks and 2 assist blocks.
The Lady Pirates’ second game of the week was again at home but this time against West Campus High School. A better string of matches allowed for a win for the Lady Pirates, ultimately doing so in 25-18, 25-20, and 25-19.
“We have made a lot of changes up to this point in the season. We still have a lot of work that needs to be done but we are determined to get better every day.” Coach Mendez was happy with the result of the game.
Leading the three matches were Marissa Lopez with 14 set-assists, Calyssa Servier with 23 digs, both Cameron “Fizz” Hutton and Cadee Martinez with 1 solo block, and Rose Scotello with 4 aces and 8 kills.
The Lady Pirates had a good last week of play before their first district game against Crystal City on Tuesday, September 20th.
Complete Stats:
v. Crystal City:
Kills: Calyssa Sevier with 19
Assists: Marissa Lopez with 20
Digs: Calyssa Sevier with 27
Blocks: Cameron “Fizz” Hutton with 5 solo blocks and 2 assist blocks.
v. West Campus:
Kills: Rose Scotello with 19
Assists: Marissa Lopez with 14 set assists
Digs: Calyssa Sevier with 23
Blocks: Cameron “Fizz” Hutton and Cadee Martinez each with 1 solo block