Lakeview’s high school volleyball team finished the year at the top of their league, hosting a state playoff match against Creswell’s team on Saturday, Nov. 2.
The Lady Honkers lost to the Creswell Bulldogs 0-3 that afternoon, and so were unable to progress to the next stage of state competitions.
“These girls have had a great year and I’m very proud of what they have accomplished over the course of the season,” said the LHS coach, BJ Albertson.
“Earning a home first round state playoff game is an accomplishment in itself, one that we haven’t been able to do in my seven years of coaching,” he said. Albertson gave an honest look at the Creswell team’s strength after the game, saying they had a good team that traveled to Lakeview ready to play.
“We had difficulty with our passing at times which led to a reduction in options for attacks. Our block did a good job of making Creswell adjust to find ways to score,” he said.
“We were not able to pick up their (Creswell’s)well-placed tips and shots,” said the coach.
Albertson added, “The girls now know what they are capable of and the work it takes to get into the state tournament.”
“Our senior players will greatly be missed, though I am confident our younger girls will work hard to fill these positions,” said Albertson. “I see great things for Lakeview volleyball in the years to come.”