By Andrea Camarena

The Cardinals bounced out of a two game winning streak and into a losing one last week when they fell to both Coalinga and Corcoran.

In their opening game of league play, Lindsay lost to the Coalinga Horned Toads in four games. After falling 12-25 in the first match and 19-25 in the second, the Cardinals came out on top in the third taking a 25-15 win. Amanda Serda looked like the defensive stronghold of the night.

Coming out with 11 digs, "Amanda played a great defensive game," said Brandi Tienkin, head coach.

Yesenia De La Cruz also showed impressive play against the Horned Toads with 24 hits, 10 kills and seven blocks in four games.

Despite the victory in the third match, the Cardinals took another hit in the final game of the night. The Horned Toads managed one last win in the closest scoring match of the night, bringing down the Cardinals 20-25.

Other top players of the night included Lachelle Bales who left the court with 12 hits and four kills. Blythe Lanning also succeeded in putting away one ace, six hits and two kills.

The Cardinals looked to even out their league record when they walked onto their home court again on Thursday, Sept. 23, this time facing Corcoran High School. The Panthers took the first match with a 24-26 win over Lindsay. They followed it up with a two more wins scoring 25 over Lindsay's 23 points and 30-32 in the final match of the night.

De La Cruz once again led the team's offense with a single ace, 19 hits, 10 kills and four blocks.

Nickie Salinas also put forth a great showing with 18 hits, six kills, and one block.

Cardinal volleyball looks to return to their winning ways this week when they host Woodlake at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30.

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