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Lady Vikes win over Ash Fork in three games
Volleyball season off to a great start

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The Lady Vikings, pictured above in a recent practice, took a win against Ash Fork, in three games Aug. 25.

Ryan Williams/WGCN The Lady Vikings, pictured above in a recent practice, took a win against Ash Fork, in three games Aug. 25.

WILLIAMS - The Lady Vikings Volleyball teams are off to a strong start this season with the varsity squad winning their first regular season game. On Aug. 25, the Vikes took Ash Fork in three games. Although the varsity team posted a win, the JV team did not fare as well, narrowly losing in two games.

Coach Jennifer Carter is enthusiastic that both teams will find success this season. This year's varsity team in particular comes into the season with loads of experience.

"I think it looks really great. We have eight returning seniors. So my varsity team is all seniors and one junior. They've all been playing together since they were freshmen. I've been coaching them since they were freshmen and I think we have a really good shot this year" said Carter.

The Lady Vikings will face stiffer competition this year having moved up to the 2A division.

"We did go up to 2A this year so we are in a harder division. We were in 1A last year and did really well but now we're going up to playing bigger schools," explained Carter.

Despite the move to a more difficult division, Carter feels confident the teams will do well playing against larger schools.

"We probably will go to state but we'll take it one game at a time," she said.

This season the Vikings will be ranked using a Power Point System in which teams earn points for every game played with more points awarded for playing larger schools. Even posting a loss to a 3A school will earn the Vikings points. At the end of the season, the top 24 teams will advance to the State Finals.

The Lady Vikes Vollyball Squad's season continued yesterday with a game against Northland Prep in Flagstaff. Their next home game will be this Saturday at 4 p.m. when they take on Hopi.

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