Mia Primavera and The Woodlands (9-1) Lady Highlander volleyball team made short work of Seven Lakes as they swept the Lady Spartans, 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-19) in front of a raucous home crowd Tuesday night.
Primavera led the gym in digs with 23 and threw in two assists, a kill and a rare ace for good measure. Mia also scored from the back row when she found good wood in the second set sending the Lady Highlanders off to the races at 12-5.
Sophie Walls had her usual ridiculous outing dishing out 27 assists as she was setting her teammates up from all angles of the court.
The first set was never close as junior outside hitter Dayna Drake served an ace at 24 and frosh outside hitter Dylan Maberry sent a blast to the back left corner to seal the deal. Drake figured in the closing out of the second set as well in hitting two seeing eye aces through and around the hapless Lady Spartans. The third set saw Walls put on a setting clinic as everything she touched seemed to be a gimme for her advantageous teammates. To end the match, Sophie no looked dumped, then proceeded to set up junior outside hitter Ally Haden for a match ending drill job that found the back line. Ally is starting to spike kills for points and not just to get them in. If she continues along this road, people better start reserving hotel rooms in the Garland area.
The Woodlands dominated the match from the outset as the closest Seven Lakes could get late in any set was down 22-18 in the final stanza. However, it wasn’t for a lack of effort on Seven Lakes part as Danielle Batenhorst had 23 kills, Cheyenne Coffee had 22 digs and Morgan Janda set up 25 teammates.
For The Woodlands, A.J. Koele had eight kills, two digs and an assist. Drake had 11 digs, three aces and two kills. Sophomore sensation Georgia Murphy contributed 13 digs and an ace. Haden had five kills and an ace. Skylar Scott 10 digs and a kill. Courtney Heiser had 5 kills and a dig. Caroline Fowler had three digs. Maberry had seven kills, two digs and an ace and Sydney Jackson had two kills, a block and a dig.
Mia Primavera talked about her leadership role and where the team is at after 10 matches,
“We have some work to do but we already have good chemistry and we just need to transfer that chemistry from off the court to on the court. It’s not hard leading these girls because all are very strong mentally and physically. We have a good time together.”
The Woodlands travels to the Dallas area to play in the Allen tournament Friday and Saturday.