The Lake Preston Diver volleyball team faced two dominating opponents as they lost to both the Deubrook Dolphins and the Elkton-Lake Benton Lady Elks this past week.
On Tuesday, the Dolphins of Deubrook beat the Divers of Lake Preston in three straight sets: 15-25, 13-25, and 14-25. Junior Annika Nelson led the team in kills with five. Jocelyn Steffensen found herself with a pair of serving aces on the evening with Nelson and Kate Ries each adding one a piece. Leaders defensively for the Divers were Ava Malone and Marissa Rober with digs of 12 and 11 respectively. Annika Nelson added three blocks to the team totals.
On Thursday, Lake Preston was on the road again as they traveled to Elkton to take on the Elkton-Lake Benton Lady Elks. The Divers struggled to gain momentum against the Lady Elks when nearly every volley was returned across the net for an Elks score. The Divers fell to the Lady Elks in three sets: 9-25, 9-25, and 14-25. The Divers collectively had ten kills on the night split between Alice Warne with three, Nelson, Malone and Rober with two each and Steffensen adding one to the mix. The lone serving ace of the evening was delivered by Morgan Curd. On the defensive side, Nelson was on the board with eight digs followed closely with digs from Malone, Rober and Warne.
The Divers have another road game in Castlewood on September 10 before heading home for homecoming week action in Lake Preston on September 17, facing another tough opponent in the Colman Egan C-E Hawks.