By STEVE SHWARTS
The Greenville Lady Lions volleyball team won 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 over the Denison Lady Yellow Jackets at the Lions Den Tuesday.
With the victory Greenville is now 17-14 overall, 4-6 in district.
Denison falls to 0-10 in district.
“This was a much needed win for us.” said Greenville coach Amanda Marek. “We need to take this game and continue it through the rest of our season.”
Greenville started the match fast, jumping out to a 4-0 lead behind Maygan Bloyed’s serves.
Denison’s Deohndra Harris bought the Lady Jackets to within 4-3 but Greenville went on another run as Bloyed served for nine straight points to build a 23-14 lead before closing out the set.
“We started out strong together and it was a good win to get us started for our next district games,” said Bloyed. “I was ready for this game, but I couldn’t have done it without the help of my teammates.”
Lamar Elementary School’s second graders attended the match to cheer on the Lady Lions.
Bloyed, Maddy Crabtree, Mackenzie Cooper and Kalli Moyer got the Lady Lions off to a fast start in the second set. Leading 12-4 Greenville, coasted to a 25-17 win.
Greenville rolled in game three of the match and never looked back, winning 25-14.
Cooper led the Lady Lions with 12 kills, while Bloyed had 10 and Savannah Himes six.
Ashley Walden topped Greenville with 14 assists, while Kalli Moyer had 13.
Bloyed served a team-high six aces, while Walden tallied two.
Crabtree led in digs with 13, followed by Arian Alford’s eight and seven from Lauren McManus.
Himes topped Greenville in blocks with five, Bloyed had two and Cooper one.
The Greenville junior varsity won, 25-13, 25-12.
Greenville’s next three volleyball games are on the road, including Friday at Wylie, Tuesday at Sherman and on Oct. 19 at Wylie East.