Sweetwater sweeps Lake View to start 2nd half of district play

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

SAN ANGELO —Sweetwater began the second half of District 5-4A volleyball action by sweeping San Angelo Lake View in three games on the road Tuesday.
Sweetwater (3-2 district) won by scores of 25-19, 25-8 and 25-17 and is now on the verge of wrapping up a postseason berth with three matches left, while Lake View is 0-5. The Lady Mustangs, who are 14-21 for the season, are tied with Snyder, which beat Big Spring on Tuesday, for second place. Sweetwater hosts first-place Midland Greenwood (4-0) at Mustang Gym Saturday at noon.
“Lake View has struggled this year but still managed to make us fight,” said Sweetwater head coach Morgan Doyle. “We had to work for every point in the first and third games. This helps show the girls where our holes are in our defense and what we need to work on in practice this week. Saturday’s match will be much faster play and we will have to be ready for the change of pace and start out guns blazing.”
Sweetwater’s offense was led by Hannah Mobley’s seven kills. Charity Thompson had six kills and five aces, and Shavie Green had five kills and four aces, plus a team-high three blocks. Jazzane Potts had three kills and Kierstyn Thompson two.
On defense, libero Bri Moriel led the team with 16 digs while Mobley had 14, Mia Valdez eight and Nikki Gutierrez and Marissa Villanueva four.
Valdez had a team-high 19 assists as the Lady Mustangs' primary setter.
Sweetwater’s freshman team won its match 25-17, 26-24 with Maddie Phillips leading the way, while the JV team lost its match in two games. Marlee Hicks was the outstanding player. Scores for the JV match were not available.