By KRIS REILLY
The volleyball and football teams from Lucerne Valley High School earned their first victories of the season last week.
The Mustangs football team traveled to Ridgecrest and came away with a 50-44 overtime victory over Immanuel Christian.
LVHS found itself down 24-6 at the half.
“Everyone on the team knew we did not play our best game in the first half and we had to in the second half in order to get back in the game,” quarterback Daniel Stratton told The Leader in an email. “We came out in the second half on fire.”
The Mustangs tied the game in the fourth quarter with a Gavin White touchdown followed by a two-point conversion scored by center Chris Campos on a trick play.
Stratton scored the winning touchdown on a quarterback sneak in overtime.
The Mustangs (1-2) will be on the road again Friday to face Public Safety Academy in Redlands at 5 p.m. Their next game in the High Desert is Oct. 5, when they face Excelsior at Victor Valley College at 5 p.m.
The girls volleyball team picked up its first win at home on Sept. 11, defeating Sherman Indian in straight sets, 3-0.
Courtney Kelly and Kori Lemoine had 10 kills each and Angela Casillas racked up nine kills.
Head coach Steve Colangelo said Nicole Colangelo set a school record with 20 consecutive serves for point and added 16 aces.
The Mustangs travel to Big Bear on Thursday and will host Baker on Sept. 27.