BY TRAVIS DAVID
The Shakamak volleyball team has been known to have flair for the dramatics this season.
Such was not the case Friday night.
The Lady Lakers coasted to their most complete win of the season with a 25-14, 25-14, 25-11 thrashing of conference and sectional rival Bloomfield.
With the win, Shakamak improved to 7-2 overall and remained undefeated in Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference play at 3-0.
The 7-2 record also marks the best start to a season for the Lakers in the last 10-plus years.
Shakamak coach Emeral Goff had just one word to describe Friday night’s win.
“Wow,” the coach said of her team’s effort. “Tonight was a great night for Lady Laker volleyball. The girls showed up and man did they perform.”
Like they have done all season, the Lakers showcased a balanced offensive attack Friday night. Senior Kolette Slough and Jordyn Boram combined for 19 putaways at the net, led by Slough’s 10-kill performance. Sophomore Adelyse Varner added six kills, while Ayanna Clark (4) and freshman Bylee Faulk (3) combined for seven.
Jama Ewers and Jaedyn Boram ran the 2-setter offense by handing out 17 and 13 assists, respectively.
Faulk and Emma Yeryar prevented 12 shots apiece from hitting the court, while Jordyn Boram led the team with four aces on the night.
Madelyn Kennett added five digs, two kills, two aces and one assist in the win.
Having a rare three days off in the middle of the week to prepare for the Cardinals, Goff mentioned her team knew what they needed to do on Friday.
“During practice on Thursday we worked really hard on a game plan for them that we thought could be successful,” the Lady Lakers’ coach stated. “And the girls walked out on the court tonight and executed our plan to the fullest.
“I love watching them work together as a team, encouraging one another and celebrating the victories after knowing the amount of work they put in. I am just so proud of them!”
Shakamak (7-2, 3-0) plays host to Edgewood on Tuesday.