The Killeen Lady Roos swept the Waco Lady Lions 25-20, 25-12, 25-12 at Killeen Tuesday night. The Lady Roos showed resilience after losing junior outside hitter Rhepsey Wyman to an injury during practice Saturday. As a result, coach Crystal Bennett had to move three of her players to positions they haven’t played in a while.
“Meca … Mecaela (Modacure)… she actually is our libero, and she went to the outside to play outside hitter for us,” Bennett said. “She has not played that position all season.”
Other position changes were junior Dasani Vaughters playing libero, a position she has never played, and junior Areta Maugaotega, normally a setter, moving to play outside hitter.
All of the positional adjustments took place Monday.
After a hard-fought first set, the Lady Roos found their groove.
Trailing 8-7 in the second set, Killeen got a big kill by senior Meagan Henderson. The Lady Roos then went on a streak of 13 consecutive points, including four aces by Vaughters. The second set also included multiple kills by Maugaotega.
In the third set, the Lady Roos went on similar scoring streaks, including more aces by Vaughters and multiple kills by senior Da’Via McIver.