September 27, 2018
By: Erica Rose
The Southern Lehigh girls volleyball team are defending Colonial League champions and after seeing them play Tuesday night, I wouldn’t be surprised if they are hoisting the trophy once again this year. The now 4-0 Spartans took on rival Saucon Valley, who entered the night with a 3-1 record in the Colonial League. However, it didn’t take long to see who was the more powerful team. The Spartans trailed just one time on the night and that was to open the first set 1-0. From that point on, the Spartans went on a 25-5 run, which included seven aces in the set. Oh, and no other point was earned for the Panthers in the first. The second and third sets were a little better for the Panthers, but honestly it was like watching women against girls.
Per the game’s official stat sheet, the Spartans finished with 27 aces on the night. The girls’ serves were so strong that the Panthers seemingly couldn’t return anything. Junior Cortney Kylish led the way with 10, followed by Brianna West who had eight. Head coach Don West, Jr. said afterwards that it makes it nice when he can just sit back and relax. The early leads also allowed him to get some other girls playing time. According to the players, it’s the hard work at practice and the unique bond of the team that is making them so successful.
I realize it’s only midway through the season, but I really can’t see the champs going anywhere but back on top if they keep playing the way they did Tuesday night.