Tiger volleyball opens fast with 4-0 start beat Tulare and Kingsburg; SLO tourney next

By The Leader Staff

Lemoore’s varsity girls’ volleyball team remains unbeaten after four matches, the latest victories coming Tuesday in Tulare as the Tigers easily got past “The Tribe” in straight sets 3-0, and then beating Kingsburg Thursday night in Lemoore 3-1.

Lemoore improved to 4-0 on the year as it makes its annual pilgrimage to San Luis Obispo Friday (Sept. 9) for the Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Tournament. Lemoore was scheduled to play Trabuco Hills in the opener at 2 p.m. and then Templeton later in the day.

Against Kingsburg, Lemoore beat the Vikings 25-17 in the opener and followed with a 25-21 decision in game two. The Tigers fell 25-22 in the third set before rebounding to take the final 25-16, and the match 3-1.

Annemarie Schalde had 10 kills on the night while Kele Wheelman and Aiyana Moore each had eight kills as the Tigers dominated the Vikings.

While the games against Tulare Tuesday night were close, the Tigers still blanked the Tribe in three straight sets, taking the first match 25-14 before scoring a 25-22 win in the second game and then a 25-23 victory in the final.

Wheelman had seven kills while Moore had five for the Tigers.

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