The Lakeland volleyball team swept Walled Lake Northern Monday evening at the 6th annual Dig Pink for breast cancer night. The lady Eagles dedicate this special night in memory of Mrs. Dawn O’Leary, who was a teacher at Milford High School. Mrs. O’Leary’s daughter, Katie, played for the Eagles and graduated in 2008.
Lakeland jumped off to a quick 11-4 lead in game one. After a Walled Lake Northern time out, the Eagles went on a run to win 25-15. Game two was tight, as Lakeland held a slim 18-14 lead. The Eagles closed out game two with a 25-20 win.
Game three was a barn burner as the score was tied 6 times. Lakeland was down 12-10 before going on a 9-0 run led by senior Carolyn Niehaus to take a 19-12 lead. Walled Lake Northern stormed back to take a 19-17 lead as the Eagles called time out. The teams traded points the rest of the way. The Eagles eeked out a 28-26 win to remain unbeaten in the KLAA North Division with a 6-0 record.
Members of the Lakeland soccer and football teams joined the volleyball team to support breast cancer awareness in memory of Mrs. O’Leary.