The South division 3rd ranked Lions faced off against the North's 4th seed in the Wolves, this afternoon. As opposed to the earlier consolation semi-final, these two teams had not seen each other all year. A great defensive effort in the 1st set, allowed the Lions to stay in the game after falling behind early. As the set progressed their hitters tuned things on as Willow Lewington started to show more flashes of her All-Conference self. The Lions won the first set 25-22.
Leah Friesen and Megan Koch would find the floor more consistently in the 2nd set, as they would even the match 1-1 winning 25-21.
A big block and kill by Vanessa Boone late in the 3rd set, would help the Lions keep the momentum they earned all set through big defensive plays. Even though the Lions were bumped into the consolation side of the draw after losing a heart breaker to Lakeland the day before, the effort the Lions showed on the court was at just as high as ever. Ultimately the Lions would win the 3rd set 25-20 and go up 2 sets to 1.
The Lions feel back into some bad habits in the 4th. They came out not passing as well as they can and therefore lead to their offense struggling to put balls away. The Wolves dominated the 4th winning 25-15.
In the 5th and final set, teams exchanged points all the way till the technical timeout with the Lions taking an 8-6 lead to the short break. Unlike last night they were able to score the first point after the break as well, going up 3 forcing GPRC to take a timeout. GPRC would try to make multiple substitutions to try to change momentum but the Lions were too much for the Wolves to handle this afternoon, winning the 5th and final set.