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August 29, 2013

Skyler LeFors sets for success

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“A bad set is kind of hitting your hands hard, and a good set, it just kind of goes with it. The ball’s really steady, not spinning.”

LeFors plays in both the front row and the back row for the Lady Buffs. Though she said she prefers the front row because it lets her hit, her true value to team might be in her play behind the 10-foot-line.

“We’ve asked them to look over and let us give them a spot to serve to,” Burns said. “She’s one of the few that I can count on to look ove ... and she’s pretty doggone good at hitting those spots. Especially her short serve is really good.”

LeFors said her repertoire of sets has grown this season as the Lady Buffs have instituted more complicated hitting schemes. Though LeFors can set outside or behind her on J sets — in which the middle hitter slides over to the right side — straight middle hits are still the easiest for her.

“You have to get it tight, and it has to be in the right spot or the block will get it,” LeFors said of setting middles. “You’re just getting it a couple feet in the air. That way they can get to the ball fast.”

Having good friend Kylie Murdaugh as her middle hitter also helps. In general LeFors said she considers her teammates to be some of her best friends at McAlester High School, which will make it hard to say good-bye to this season that’s quickly approaching its halfway point.

“Kylie, she’s been there for me, and she’s really goofy and funny,” LeFors said.

“When we start getting points, we get really happy, and we’re really good at working with each us other. We have really good relationships with each other.”

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