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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:00 am

YUMA — Wrapping their midseason road swing — playing five of six on the road and four in Yuma — the Lady Knights kept their win streak alive with a four game win over the Hawks.

Lake Havasu defeated Yuma Gila Ridge, 25-21, 24-26, 25-15, 25-22, Wednesday.

“Everybody is out for blood now and we’re not ready, teams will take advantage,” LHHS head coach Marsha Becker said. “I think the girls are learning that after these last two nights.”

The Lady Knights cruised to victory in the Yuma Tournament on Saturday, playing stronger and better as the tournament went on. But Mohave forced Havasu to five games Tuesday in Bullhead City and Gila Ridge went to four last night.

“Coming out of the weekend, I was hoping we’d maintain that momentum, that level of play. But we’re young and we’re still learning how to play with confidence,” Becker said.

Becker said both outside hitters — Kayla Olsen and Alexis Whittaker — played well in the win over the Hawks. And Brooke Huffman was called on to fill in for the injured Kaylie Waynick in the middle, filling in admirably.

“Alexis really helped us maintain momentum at times. And Brooke is another of those young players that, with experience, we’re going to be counting on,” Becker said.

Lake Havasu (18-10 overall, 8-4 in Division II) now get their first extended break, not returning to action until Oct. 18 when they host Yuma Cibola (4-5 in Division I).

“I never want to use the excuse of being tired, but we can really use the break right now,” Becker said.

In other volleyball action: The JV Lady Knights lost to the Hawks, 22-25, 23-25. And the Freshmen Lady Knights lost to the Hawks, 14-25, 25-22. 9-15.

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