After watching McCutcheon defeat rival Harrison we had several hours of downtime before taking on the host 29-1 Lady Mavericks. We had hoped to be aggressive serving and put the Lady Mavs out of system. We were unable to keep up with the ball control, serving, and athleticism of McCutcheon losing 25-10, 25-11, 25-14. We struggled on defense against the high power attack of our opponent only managing 22 digs and five blocks as a team.
Brandon and Moore both had five kills each with Brandon digging five balls and Moore adding a block. Nichols had two kills, three digs, and two blocks playing in the MB spot. Miller downed one kill, one block, and two digs in her final outing as a VolleyKats, and Heath added a kill, an ace, a block, 13 assists, and four digs. Reece dug up four balls, while Broomfield and Stonebraker both dug up two balls each.
The Kats finish the season 13-17 and a fifth place finish in the NCC. While we were disappointed in our championship performance, we have come a long way since our 0-7 start at the beginning of the season.
We will miss our three seniors – Mae Brandon, Asijah Miller, and Jada Moore. We are thankful for their hard work and are excited for the future of these young ladies. Our returning players can learn from our sectional experience and work on a different outcome next year.
– Coach Watson