Mariners at State for First Time
Congratulations to the Lady Mariners who qualified for the 2A state championship for the first time in school history! The ladies had a great season characterized by hard work, great coaching, and ever improving team work on the court. This year's teams was filled with new players, many of whom had never played the sport before now. With so many young athletes, the team looks forward to strong seasons in the next few years.
VB comes up just short
A two-and-a-half hour trip south was filled with expectation and anticipation. The Lady Mariners had a rematch with the talented and very well coached Oconee Christian team that eliminated Lake Pointe in the play-offs last year. Bethany Luke was on crutches for the match, injured during a practice earlier in the week. Without her anchor at the net, Lake Pointe players had to rise to the occasion.
With lengthy volleys on almost every point, the Mariners and Warriors rang scores in the 20's on every game. With a 2-1 advantage, Oconee pulled out game three and ended the season for The Green, but what promise for next year!
VB advances to region play-offs
Sparked by talented seniors, a winning season in the competitive 2-A upstate region has propelled the Lady Mariners into the play-offs.
The team travels to Oconnee Friday for round of post-season play. The trip is a repeat of last year, when the Mariners also advanced to face the Warriors. Last year, Oconee Christian edged out Lake Pointe. This year, the Mariners hope to turn the tables. Go Green!
VB Spotlight shines on seniors
The Lady Mariner volleyball team closed out its season with a home match and a special program for its five seniors. Several 12th graders have played for Coach Luke for five years, and one even preceded her. Well done, seniors. Your spirit and leadership leave a gap for younger players to fill.
A win-some week for volleyball
The women's varsity team enjoyed a week at home, with some great play and mixed results.
The Mariners hosted Greenville's Hampton Park Tuesday. The match was well-played by both teams, but in the end, the Panthers emerged victoriously. LPA's second year at the higher 2-A level is bringing the players some tough competition, and the Mariners have really been rising to the occasion.
Thursday, LPA hosted Fort Mill's Walnut Grove. The Mariners were able to bounce back from Tuesday's loss to wrestle this match away from the spirited Warrior squad. The win puts Lake Pointe at 2-1 on the season in the conference.
Varsity volleyball is Won-and-Oh
The Volleyball season kicked off with a big win on the road, as the Lady Mariners were able to outlast the very talented and experienced Lions team of Grace Christian in Columbia.
LPA lost the first game, but came back to win three straight against the stiffest of competition. The comeback attitude is encouraging to see, showing the Mariners still have the mettle they displayed in some dramatic come-from-behind matches last season.
Mariners 2nd in pre-season tourney
The Lady Mariners haven't yet started their season, but they've already established a positive record.The varsity volleyball team traveled to Spartanburg for a weekend pre-season tournament that involved six talented teams. After an intense mini-match round robin format Friday night, the single elimination tournament Saturday saw LPA not too anxious to leave. The Mariners earned their way to the finals, capturing second place over all. Go Green!