Lakeview High School (LHS) volleyball continued its run of non-league games and tournaments the past week, losing two and ending the third with a tie.
First up the Honkers visited Mazama in Klamath Falls on Thursday, Sept. 9 losing 3-0. Mazama is one of the top teams in the 4A-5 Skyline Conference and entering into the game the Mazama team was undefeated, losing only one set to Cascade Christian in the previous game. One of the few times schools from different divisions — LHS is in 2A — go against each other is during the non-league play at the beginning of the season.
The game was not an easy one for the Honkers, as they were not able to make the game close in the three sets. The most points scored by LHS were in the first set which they lost 25-17. The other sets Mazama was more in control of the game.
After that the Honkers traveled to Burns to take part in the Burns Tournament at Burns High School. In pool play the Honkers played Crane twice. The tournament was the best of three sets; normal volleyball games are best of five sets wins the game.
The first match against Crane ended in a 1-1 draw, which the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) is not counting in its standings. Both sets were close, and neither team was able to really grab control of the game. LHS won the first set 25-23 and Crane won the second set 25-21.
The second game Crane won handily 2-0 as the Honker offense was not able to muster up its service against the other team. Crane won the first set 25-16 and the second set 25-15.
With the run of recent games the Honkers are currently 1-5 in the season before the beginning of league play and are in fifth place in the 2A-5 Southern Cascade League.
Next up for the Honkers is the beginning of league play with a home game on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5:15 p.m. against Lost River. After that it is a Tuesday night game on Sept. 21, as the Honkers host Rogue River.