Lebanon bests Camdenton in two sets

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The Lebanon volleyball program raised $2209.70 for Mercy’s Brighten the Journey Fund after teaming up with the Lebanon Sports Booster Club. 

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ALEX BOYER ALEX@LACLEDERECORD.COM

The Lebanon High School volleyball team got the best of their rivals down the road, defeating the Camdenton Lakers in two sets on Thursday night in Boswell Auditorium, 25-13, 25-14.

Lebanon (20-10 overall, 4-2 Ozark Conference) was up 18-13 in the first set and proceeded to win seven straight points after a back-and-forth contest to start the match.

In the second set, Lebanon jumped out to an early 8-0 lead, but the Lakers didn’t go away, crawling back to cut the deficit to three (15-12) before the ‘Jackets went on a 10-2 scoring run to win the game behind a big night from senior Katie Esther.

“Katie took control of the match on the front line tonight connecting well with setter Taylor Bowling and finished the night with 12 kills,” head coach Jenny Collins said. “We showed some solid team unity tonight and at this point in the season that is exactly where we want to be.”

She mentioned that the defense showed up on Thursday for LHS.

“Defensively, we played tough and kept the ball up giving ourselves second chances to score,” she said. “Playing great defense really drives the momentum of the game and the majority of the momentum was in our favor tonight.”

The biggest victory of all came with a $2,209.70 check the program donated to Mercy’s Birghten the Journey Fund.

The program teamed up with the Lebanon Sports Booster Club for their annual Pinkfest week and helped raise the money.

“Thank you to all of Jacket Nation for supporting the LHS Volleyball Program’s Pinkfest,” Collins said. “This fund will help purchase nutrional supplements, wigs and even provide special treats like manicures to patients receiving treatment at the Curry Cancer Center in our community. 

“Their main goal is to help brighten their journey in their fight against cancer.”

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