The Lely volleyball team defeated Immokalee in the district 5A-12 tournament in front of a noisy home crowd. The Trojans defeated the Indians by scores of 25-6, 25-15, 25-11.
“They did really well and their energy was high,” said Lely coach Christina Haire. “They’re working a lot better, together as a team. Their communication is coming together much better and that is going to help us going into regionals.”
The first set was dominated by the Trojan offense. Senior Jessica Ricciardelli took command of the Lely offensive, shutting the door on the Indians.
Immokalee put up an impressive fight in the second set, but the relentless Trojan offense disarmed the struggling Indians.
Scoring in the third set remained close until the Trojan offensive was too much for the deflated Indians to defend against.
The Trojans have been a dominant force all season.
They finished off their regular-season play with a 17-7 overall record and an undefeated 8-0 district record.
The Trojans took down Cypress Lake, in a district semi-final game, in three sets.
Haire now must focus the team’s attention on the regional tournament.
“We need to focus on making our players the best that they can be, that way we can hold the tempo of the game,” Haire said.
The Indians struggled this season, posting an 11-11 overall record, losing in both matchups against Lely.
Struggling offensively, Immokalee was unable to take the lead at any part of the match.
“It’s been a season of ups and downs, but I’m happy with the way they played,”said Imokalee coach Bridgette Toombs. “They came out to play.”