LAKE MEAD CLASSIC: Youthful Lions patiently storm to title

Young and patient don’t often mix.
They worked in perfect harmony Saturday for Calvary Chapel’s girls volleyball team, though.
The youthful Lions didn’t panic when facing two deciding games, then showed poise in a sweep of Pahranagat Valley in the championship match of the Lake Mead Fall Classic.
Calvary Chapel won five matches in the two-day tournament, including three victories on Saturday.
“We have a real young team, but we were just patient as a team,” Calvary Chapel coach Nick Davis said. “We took advantage of the opportunities as they came to us.”
The Lions began play Saturday by outlasting Basic, 25-9, 18-25, 15-9, then rallied for a 23-25, 25-21, 15-7 win over Arbor View.
In the title match, Calvary Chapel defeated defending Class 1A state champion Pahranagat Valley, 25-17, 25-22.
Laura Perri supplied 11 assists and six digs for the Lions. Brettani Davis added 14 digs, and Bri Ridley had nine kills. Deja Harris chipped in seven kills.
“Absolutely it’s a confidence boost for us,” Davis said. “And we need it with our league opener coming up this week against (defending Class 2A state champion) The Meadows.”
Against Basic, Davis had 10 digs and two aces. Perri dished out 14 assists, and Kelsey Hannah registered six kills.
In the win over Arbor View, Bri Ridley racked up nine kills, six digs and three aces, and Perri had eight assists, five digs and three aces. Davis supplied 12 digs, and Harris put down six kills.
Davis was named the tournament’s most valuable player, and teammate Ridley joined her on the all-tournament team.
Pahranagat Valley’s Alyssa Higbee and Halie Lewis also picked up all-tournament honors. Beatty’s Caitlin Ulrich, Lund’s Kaitlin Farnsworth, Lake Mead’s Ashley Newton, Basic’s Tara Patchett and Arbor View’s Erika Kelly rounded out the all-tournament team.
Arbor View 2, Lake Mead 1 — The Aggies outlasted the Eagles, 20-25, 26-24, 15-9.
Newton had 12 kills and seven digs for the Eagles. Megan Watkins added 14 assists, and Anny Liston contributed 16 digs for Lake Mead.
Pahranagat Valley 2, Lake Mead 1 — The Panthers posted a 25-22, 25-17 win over the Eagles.
Newton led the Eagles with seven kills and seven digs. Watkins added five assists. Liston supplied six digs, and Colleen Zumaran served three aces for Lake Mead.
Lake Mead Fall Classic
Saturday’s Results
Championship Bracket
Calvary Chapel d. Basic, 25-9, 18-25, 15-9
Arbor View d. Lake Mead, 20-25, 26-24, 15-9
Basic d. Lund, 25-13, 25-8
Pahranagat Valley d. Lake Mead, 25-22, 25-17
Calvary Chapel d. Arbor View, 23-25, 25-21, 15-7
Pahranagat Valley d. Basic, 25-18, 25-17
Pahranagat Valley d. Arbor View 13-25, 27-26, 15-12
Championship, Calvary Chapel d. Pahranagat Valley, 25-17, 25-22
Silver Bracket
Beatty d. Indian Springs, 25-16, 25-19
Beatty d. Buena Park (Calif.), 25-27, 25-11, 15-5
Buena Park (Calif.) d. Indian Springs, 27-26, 25-12

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