LHS Volleyball Teams Compete in Scrimmages
On Aug. 3, the Lovejoy High School freshman, junior varsity, and varsity volleyball teams competed in scrimmages. The Leopards hosted Bishop Lynch, McKinney Boyd and Frisco Heritage. Each game lasted 45 minutes with no score keeping. Nonetheless, athletes received lots of quality playing time on the court. “We had high energy and good connections throughout the day which is super exciting to be a part of, especially since it’s only our third day of the season,” senior libero Emma Johnson said. “Our culture and energy really allowed us to play high level volleyball and get touches.” After playing from 9a.m.-12p.m., the Lovejoy volleyball athletes and their families had a potluck meal to celebrate a job well done.
As 2018 UIL State Championship runner ups, the Leopards are ready to get to work and get back on top. The team’s records have set the bar high with a 10-0 district sweep and a 47-7 overall record in the 2018 season. “After finishing second last year, there’s definitely a lot of expectations for this team,” Johnson said. “This team has a lot of talent all over the court, so I think if we can just focus on our side, we can really improve on where we finished last year and even end with a championship win.” The varsity team will play Southlake next at their home court on Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m.