The Mammoth High School Girls’ Volleyball teams continued their winning ways this past week with home wins over Boron, Vasquez, and Lone Pine, improving their league records to 7-1 in the Desert Mountain League.
On Oct. 10, the JV Huskies defeated the Boron Ladycats 25-21, 25-20. They followed up that victory with a close match against the Mustangs of Vasquez, losing the first game 20-25, but rebounding to take the next two games 25-20 and 15-11.
The Varsity Huskies took away two wins, defeating Boron in straight sets 25-20, 25-17, 25-18 and Vasquez 25-15, 25-18, 25-16.
Mammoth currently sits in second place in the DML just 1/2 game behind Desert Christian.
The Huskies are also ranked 8th out of 46 teams in the CIF Southern Section Division 5A.
“It’s way too early to think about playoffs,” said Mammoth Head Coach John Morris, “but this team is playing with great determination. It’s great to see them continue to improve with each match.”
While all of the varsity Huskies saw playing time in these matches, notable performances were turned in by Junior setters Kylie Laframboise with 16 assists and Sierra Gilfoy with five assists, and Sophomore middle hitter/blocker Tatum Sandvigen with four kills on offense.
On Oct. 15, the JV Huskies took their match in two games, 25-23 and 25-17.
Freshman McKenna Smith had four aces, six assists and five digs and freshman Caitlin Young added three aces, four kills and three digs.
“The evening was especially sweet for the Varsity Huskies as they swept the Golden Eagles 25-9, 25-15, and 25-17 to cap off their Senior Night celebration,” said Coach Morris.
Seniors Kyra McKee, Hailey Sanders, Sabrina Clevenger, Emma Peckenpaugh, Kelly Berger, and Cassidy Morris played the majority of the match as one unit.
“I have had the pleasure of coaching this group of seniors since they were sixth graders,” said Coach Morris. “It was great to see the six of them playing together, so well, and having fun. As a coach it’s very rewarding!”
The Huskies’ next test comes against Silver Valley at home on Thursday, Oct. 17.