Lafayette’s home volleyball opener went the way coach Rachel Wenzel was hoping with a 3-0 (25-3, 25-7, 25-8) win over H.W. Byers. LHS improved its record to 1-1 with the victory.
Rae Drewrey was fantastic as a server in the win as she recorded 25 aces, including 19 in a row in the first game. Drewrey also had a solo block and a kill in the victory for the Lady Commodores, who used Tuesday’s match as a tune-up heading into Thursday’s contest at Oxford. (more…) (August 17, 2011, Page 7)
While the area football teams are braving the blistering heat, the prep volleyball squads are busting their tails in their respective gyms preparing for their season openers. While Oxford opens its season this weekend in Jackson at the Set It Off Challenge, Lafayette and Water Valley begin on Tuesday.
Water Valley will be led by first-year coach Casey Clouse, who admits it could be an interesting first season with the Lady Blue Devils. (August 5, 2011, Page 9A)
Despite being a first-time starter at libero, Rafnson was an integral part of a Lady Commodores team that advanced to the North Half title game and finished with a 16-7 record, and because of Rafnson’s leadership and acrobatic playing style, she is the 2010 Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year. (November 16, 2010, Page 1B)
The Lafayette Lady Commodores had a lot on their mind during Thursday’s match at Lewisburg. Having fallen to the Lady Patriots twice during the regular season, and with a second-straight trip to Jackson for the state tournament on the line, the Lady ‘Dores played an emotional first game.
Eventually, however, the momentum swung in Lewisburg’s favor and the Lady Commodores were never able to recover, dropping the match 3-1 (15-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-16). (October 8, 2010, Page 7A)
While Lafayette still defeated Ackerman 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-16) at home to advance to the third round of the Class 1 playoffs, Tuesday’s victory was not one of those matches. (October 6, 2010, Page 9)
All season the Lafayette volleyball team has battled sluggish starts.
Saturday’s Class 1 first-round playoff matchup at Caledonia was no different, but luckily for the Lady Commodores, they were able to overcome slow starts in all three games to claim a 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-14) victory. (more…) (October 4, 2010, Page 4B)
For a young Oxford squad, the tournament meant the end to what has been a difficult season with only one senior.
For Lafayette, the tournament — in which the Lady ‘Dores topped Oxford 2-0 (25-16, 25-11) and Tupelo 2-0 (25-20, 25-20) — was a good warmup for their first-round playoff match on Saturday at Caledonia. (October 1, 2010, Page 6A)
Reports of the Lafayette Lady Commodores’ demise may have been slightly premature.
On Thursday, Lafayette virtually checked its ticket to the playoffs with a convincing 3-1 (25-16, 21-25, 25-10, 25-16) win over Class I, Region 2 opponent Center Hill.
The emotional victory subsequently put the Mustangs and Lady Commodores in a tie for the second spot in Region 2, but according to the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s rule book, Lafayette will advance because it wins the third tie breaker. (September 24, 2010, Page 7A)
The Lafayette Lady Commodores will not be making a second-straight run at a state title.
With a return trip to Jackson on the line, the Lady ‘Dores were unable to knock off Region 2 leading Lewisburg, falling at home 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-19) on Tuesday. (September 22, 2010, Page 6)
“She was very aggressive at the net. We kept feeding her balls and she was putting them away,” Filocco said matter-of-factly following Lafayette’s 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-9) victory at the LHS gym. (September 15, 2010, Page 9)