Lady Yoe defeated by Grandview
The season came to an end for the Lady Yoe volleyball team on Tuesday night in the regional quarterfinals against Grandview. They were defeated 3-1 by the Lady Zebras.
They previously defeated the Lady Wildcats of Scurry-Rosser in the Area round of the playoffs 3-1 on Friday night.
The first three points of the first set went to Grandview. Cameron came back and tied the set at 4. Cameron took their first lead of the set on an ace by Kaly White (3) to make the score 7-6. The Lady Yoe stayed on top with a block by Haley Tucker (6) for a 9-7 lead. The Lady Zebras tied the set at 11, then took the lead 13-12. Cameron took back the lead and got a big block from Sydni Smith (1), making the score 15-13. The Lady Yoe continued their scoring run with a kill by Tucker to extend their lead to 18-13. The Lady Yoe continued to stay ahead with a point from Smith to make it a 21-16 lead. Tucker came through again with a big kill for a 24-19 lead, and the Lady Yoe would win the first set 25-20.
The first point of the second set went to Cameron. The Lady Yoe would get an ace from Smith for a 4-2 lead. The set stayed even until Grandview took a 12-8 lead, and Cameron would fall behind 16-10. Cameron then went on a 3-0 run and made the score 16-13. That was soon followed with a kill by Ainsley Driska (4) to make it a 17-15 deficit, but the Lady Yoe fell behind 21-15 and would lose the second set 25-17.
The first point of the third set went to Grandview. The set stayed even until Grandview took a 9-6 lead. The Lady Yoe responded with a kill by Tucker for a 9-7 deficit, then soon tied the set at 9 on a clutch ace by Kenan Mingus (10). They took the lead 10-9 over Grandview, but would fall behind 20-17 and would eventually lose the third set 25-18.
The first two points of the fourth set went to Grandview and Cameron fell behind 6-3. The Lady Yoe stayed alive with a kill by Tucker for an 8-4 deficit, which was soon followed by a kill from Driska for a 9-6 deficit. The Lady Zebras continued to pull away and led 16-9, then 20-11, and the Lady Yoe would lose the fourth set 25-14 to end their season.
The ladies finished the year with a record of 29-15, a district record of 12-2, and were District 19-3A Co-Champions.
The Lady Yoe traveled to Buffalo on Friday to take on the Lady Wildcats of Scurry-Rosser in the Area round of the playoffs. The Lady Yoe were victorious, winning 3-1.
The first four points of the first set went to Scurry-Rosser. Cameron broke the drought with a kill from Haley Tucker (6) to make the score 4-1, but they would fall behind 7-3. The Lady Yoe tried to fight back with a kill by Ainsley Driska (4) for an 8-5 deficit. Cameron went on a run and got big kill then an ace by Driska for a 9-8 deficit, but then the Lady Wildcats went on a run of their own and took the lead 16-10. Cameron came up with an ace by Sydni Smith (1) for an 18-14 deficit, which was later followed with an ace from Driska for a score of 21-18. The Lady Yoe stayed in the set with a point from Tucker to cut the deficit to 21-20, but Scurry-Rosser pulled away and won the first set 25-21.
The first two points of the second set went to Cameron. Driska put the team on her back, spiking 3 consecutive kills for a 6-2 lead. The Lady Yoe stayed tough with an ace by Kaly White (3) to make the score 9-4, and continued that scoring run to extend their lead to 12-4. Cameron stayed the aggressor with a kill by Tucker to make it a 14-5 lead, which was followed with a massive block by Kasara Brooks (5) for a score of 16-5. The Lady Yoe continued to expand their lead with an ace by Lauren Harris (9) for a 21-7 lead, which was soon followed up with a combined block by White and Smith to take a commanding 23-7 lead. Cameron went on to win the second set 25-7.
“We were relaxed, we got another chance and our game plan was working for us,” Coach Elena Queen said.
The first two points of the third set went to Cameron. The set stayed even until the Lady Yoe got a big block by Brooks for a 7-5 lead. Cameron widened the lead with an ace by Kenan Mingus (10) for a score of 12-9. The Lady Yoe came up with a kill by Tucker for a 14-11 lead, but Scurry-Rosser came back and tied the set at 14. Cameron stopped their momentum with an ace by White to give them a 21-18 lead, which was followed with a clutch point from Driska for a 22-20 lead. Cameron finished strong to win the third set 25-21.
The first point of the fourth set went to Scurry-Rosser. The set stayed even until the Lady Yoe would get a combined block from Smith and White to give them 10-8 lead. That was soon followed with 2 consecutive kills from Driska to expand their lead 14-10. The Lady Yoe continued their scoring run with help from great serve play from Smith and grew their lead to 19-10. The Lady Yoe would score on a kill by Tucker, making it a 22-13 lead, and they finished stout to win the fourth set 25-15 on a big kill by Driska. The Lady Yoe would return to University high school to take on the Grandview Lady Zebras in the regional quarterfinals.
“Grandview is a solid program, we scouted them on Thursday night,” Queen said. “I think errors test your character and I think we will both be tested on Tuesday. We have several things going for our teams. All I know, is I know my girls, they will be ready for a fight - they have been pushed mentally every week since August. We have adapted and overcome. I’ve come to learn - Yoe pride never dies - these girls play for the brand!”