The Leverett’s Chapel Lady Lions battled hard against Fruitvale in their Thursday area playoff game in Winona, but the Lady Lions came out ahead 3-2, winning the Area title.
Next week, Leverett’s Chapel will play in the regional quarterfinals. Details regarding the game and their opponent have not been released as of press time.
In the first set, the Lady Lions won by a hair against Fruitvale’s Lady Bobcats. The final score was 25-23.
The Lady Bobcats were determined to get back up, and they did in the second set. They came up from behind after a Lady Lion freshman’s big kill took Leverett’s Chapel adrenaline too high.
Fruitvale held their momentum as the Lady Lions fought to regain their footing. The Lady Bobcats won the third set 25-20.
However, Leverett’s Chapel came back with a fire in the fourth set and raced ahead, leaving Fruitvale in the dust, 25-16.
The fifth set sealed the Lady Lions fate as they won 15-10.
Notable players from Leverett’s Chapel were Ashilia Smith, Gracie Warren, Jackeline Avalos, Jasmin Chavez, Jalynn Peery, and Bailea Reeves.