Senior Taylor Thompson celebrates with her teammates following a point during Tuesday’s home match against River Valley.

Following a second place finish in the Mary Jo Goldey Invite last Saturday, the Lake Havasu volleyball team made quick work of River Valley on Tuesday, sweeping the Dust Devils 3-0.

The Knights won all three games by double digits, including a 25-6 drubbing in the final game.

“I think it all started from that service line,” said head coach Kari Thompson. “I thought the girls did a good job mixing in their strengths today and running our offense. Our game plan was executed.”

Senior Savannah Senica led the way for Havasu with a whopping 15 service aces along with 14 digs and nine kills.

“It just established our control,” said Senica of her serves. “We knew if won that first game it was going to be our first sweep and obviously that makes it even more exciting.”

After the Knights took a 14-6 lead in the second game, River Valley went on a 9-5 run to narrow the gap. However, six straight points by Havasu closed out the game 25-15. The Knights also won the first game 25-15.

The third game saw Lake Havasu continue its roll from the second game, jumping out to a 15-1 lead, which included a stretch of 13 unanswered points.

On the strength of Senica and fellow senior Taylor Thompson service aces, the Knights were able to cruise the rest of the way.

“I think we just needed to get our offense moving a little more because in the first and second game we were kind of slow and we wanted to bring out some more energy,” said Taylor Thompson.

Thompson finished with eight digs, seven kills, five blocks and three service aces.

Lake Havasu will host Kingman Academy tonight at 6 p.m. and will continue its busy week with a road game against Kingman at 6 p.m. on Thursday.


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