The White Pine High School volleyball team beat Calvary Chapel back to back straight sets to improve their record to 10-1 in conference play and extend their winning streak to seven games. The Ladycats took on the Lions as part of homecoming on Oct. 10, winning the first game 25-17, 25-19 and the second game 26-24, 27-25.

Ladycat’s coach Kenna Almberg said that the wins against Calvary Chapel set White Pine up for success in the postseason as the regular season’s end slowly creeps into sight.

“It felt great to secure our number one position in the southern division by beating last years division champions. One thing my girls proved to themselves is that they could push through and come out on Top of a close match,” Almberg said. “Our mental toughness and confidence is one thing we have been working on this year to prepare us for a successful division tournament.”

Jaden Ernest had a standout game for the Ladycats, recording 44 assists between the two matches. Ernest also finished the pair of homecoming games with nine digs, three kills, one block and a perfect passing average. Almerg spoke to Ernest’s ability to set up plays for the rest of the team.

“Jaden, our setter, is such an important player who rarely gets recognized for her efforts as she is generally the hands behind every kill,” Almberg said.

The Ladycats will head back out on the road on Friday to take on Needles in a double header that begins at 5 p.m.

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