By Nolberto Waddell
Copper Basin News
The Hayden Lobo volleyball team traveled to San Manuel High School on Friday, Aug. 23, for a controlled scrimmage against the Lady Miners.
The Lady Lobo team, led by Devin Estrada, Kyana Garcia and Karina Serrano, appear to be capable of taking up where last year’s successful team left off.
The group that will handle most of the playing time played together, talking and moving very good. Their spiking still seems to be a little rusty but practice and time on the court will help improve the spikes. Their serves for most of the time were accurate but still many were sent into the net for easy opponents points. That too should improve with practice.
The Lady Lobo team still has one week of practice before starting a grueling 18-game schedule that starts on Tuesday, Sept. 3, when the Superior Lady Panthers come to Lobo gym for the opening match of the schedule with the J.V. Lady Lobos taking the court first at 5 p.m. the varsity match will follow after the J.V. contest. The Lady Lobos will then board the bus for a trip to Miami High School to take on the always tough Lady Vandals again with the J.V. team on the court first at 5 p.m.
The Lady Lobos volleyball team, Hayden High School student body and staff are collecting non-perishable food and personal hygiene products for care packages which will be sent to Hayden graduates serving overseas with our nation’s military. Donations will be collected at all volleyball home games.