WCS volleyball knocked out of the playoffs

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On Mon., Oct. 14, the Weatherford Christian School volleyball team faced Community Christian in a tiebreaker match for 2nd place in district.

The Lady Lions won the game in four sets 25-19, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18, earning a spot in the TCAF volleyball state tournament.

Senior Kennedy Combs finished with 9 kills and one block. Junior Savanna Thomas led the team with 4 aces.

WCS played their first game of the tournament the next day, Oct. 15, as they hosted Christian Life Preparatory in the opening round.

The Lady Lions cruised to victory in three straight sets 25-12, 25-13, 25-9.

Combs had 1 ace and 5 kills while sophomore Hannah Floyd added 4 aces.

“Our serving was much better tonight,” said Coach Debby Steensma. “This game gave us a chance to let the freshmen play and another opportunity for us to prepare for the game Thursday.”

In the Lady Lions third game of the week, WCS traveled to Mansfield on Thursday to take on St. Paul Preparatory in the second round of the tournament.

In four sets, the Lady Lions came up short, losing 25-21, 11-25, 13-25, 23-25.

WCS jumped out to a quick lead in the first set, 7-1, but they let St. Paul tie the game, 14-14. The score would go back and forth until the Lady Lions took a solid lead, 24-20, putting them in position to take the set.

In the second and third sets, WCS could not hang in there with St. Paul .

The fourth set began in similar fashion with the Lady Lions behind 12-16. They fought back to take the lead, 20-19, but could not hold on to it.

Garvin had 2 aces and 9 assists. Junior Paige Hunn provided 3 kills and 1 block.

“We were outplayed tonight,” said Coach Tim Barton. “It was a disappointing way to finish, but I am very proud of the girls. They played hard and I could not ask for anything more.”

WCS finished the season (14-5, 6-3) and will now wait to see which players will be recognized for district and state honors.

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