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3rd Ranked Lady Lions volleyball team opens with a pair of wins.
August 13th, 2010


The St. Pius X Lady Lions volleyball team opened their 2010 season on Friday evening.  The Lions, who were ranked third in the state in the pre-season coaches poll, opened by defeating host Sequoyah at the Sequoyah Tournament 25-21, 25-19.  Both games were close all the way until the Lions pulled out late with clutch play down the stretch.  The team was led by the outstanding hitting of freshmen sensation Leah Hardeman and Alex Bidgood.  Defensively the team was led by setter Mara Suarez who led the team in digs for the match including a key pancake dig to help finish out game 1.  In the nightcap, the squad easily dispensed Marietta by a score of 25-5 and 25-13.  In game one Ashley Jones opened her high school career by serving 20 straight points, winning the first 19 point she was in the game for.  Game two saw great play by Erin Villella and Catherine Evelyn to settle down the team after a slow start.  Grace McGoldrick had an excellent night leading the offense from the setter position.  The team continues the Sequoyah Tournament tomorrow with pool play matches against Wheeler and Ringgold followed by the single elimination portion of the tournament.

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