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LHS Spikers Prove Size Doesn’t Always Matter

KSCB News - August 30, 2011 7:20 am

Size doesn’t seem to matter in the Liberal High School volleyball program. The volleyball team is consistently short on size but high on wins. Consider the past five seasons LHS has posted records of 26-13, 24-14, 29-12, 32-7, and 31-5. Thais Baziquetto begins her second season as head coach.

Liberal has a good chance at another winning season this year if things come around offensively. Defense should again be a strength of this team.

Liberal returns five starters but loses three college volleyball players from last year. Ashlyn Westerman at Hutchinson, Lakeria Eatmon at Seward, and Katy Burnett at Northwestern (Wyoming) are all seeing time on the court in college. But Liberal returns five of nine starters anyway. Junior outside hitter Makiah Adams, junior libero Riley Hay, junior DS Cynthia Cisneros, sophomore outside hitter Jai Chapman, and sophomore setter Katy Garcia all return with a wealth of experience last year.

Other key Redskin spikers are seniors Ramey Petty, Shaquill Bond, Andrea Mulanax, and Davasha Rascan, and juniors Kaitlin Ralston, Jaycee Darroch, and 6’2" Marisol Regalado.

Liberal opens the season without Riley Hay who has an injured ankle. They play at Southwestern Heights Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The Mustangs were 38-3 last season.

LHS will be featured with interviews during the Tuesday morning Sportsguys between 7:37 and 9 on Talkradio 1270 and


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