GARLAND -- Brock is one step closer to being the toast of the town, rather than the self-proclaimed "joke."
In a school rich with championship tradition, Brock will play for a title banner in volleyball Saturday after a 25-27, 25-22, 25-21, 23-25, 15-7 UIL Class 2A state semifinal win over Holliday. It would be the first state volleyball title for the school.
"We're not the joke anymore," senior hitter Amy Henard said. "We were on the phone with people before the game talking with about 70 people on the bus. The whole town was here."
Brock (44-3) will meet Schulenburg (35-9) at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Curtis Culwell Center in the 2A state final.
It was a methodical approach that keyed the Eagles throughout as they had little answer for Holliday's powerful hitter, Morgan Lewis.
When Brock's middle would figure out Lewis' riddle, outside hitter Sarah Garfield would get to work on Brock's triple-block.
That left Brock seniors Braylee Flaska and Henard to mix up the offense, needing every angle and opportunity to stay with Holliday.
In the final set, Holliday finally broke. Henard worked five kills, including the match winner to put.
Henard had 24 kills to lead Brock. Flaska and Abbey Drillette had 14 and 13 kills, respectively.
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