Volleyball Season Recap
The state championship tournament has come to an end, and for the knights, the outcome may not have been what they wanted or expected but was a very successful season all things considered.
Girls volleyball reached the State championship in November of last year but was sadly swept by Cherokee Trail in the final game of the season.
Having multiple returning varsity players from last year has helped them stay focused throughout the season and on the final end of season goal.
“Last year we got a taste of what it feels like to go far in the state tournament, and we were chasing after that euphoria once again.” Said Audrey Cheng
For the seniors, this season has meant a lot for them, being the last time these teammates will play on the same court was very emotional, and for many of these seniors it was the last organized volleyball game they play.
The state tournament did not go as well as the knights would have wanted. They lost in pool play in the state tournament in a winner take all overtime set against Mountain Vista 21-25, the eventual state runner-ups.
“Mountain Vista is a good team, but I think that we are capable of beating them. When we were given the opportunity for a tie breaker, I wish we would have taken advantage of it which would have led us to the semis,” said senior Audrey Cheng.
Although the team didn’t have the outcome they would have wanted coming into the season, they had some great moments throughout a successful season.
“My favorite memory was beating Fossil Ridge in three sets and becoming back to back league champs,” said Cheng.
Beating Fossil Ridge, the future state champs, in a convincing 3-0 victory was a huge point in their season. Winning a league championship is a big accomplishment and is something the team is very proud of.
The season may have been a bit of a disappointment for the team, but they will grow as a program and further benefit from the loss. For the seniors, their journey is over but this has been a season of great accomplishment and one they will never forget.