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8th Grade Volleyball Captures Championship



Our very own 8th grade volleyball team went to the district tournament on Saturday ranked 6th place based on the season record and came out of the tournament in 1st place!!

We beat South in our first match of the day with some awesome serving runs by Skylar Erickson and Dana Sturm. Then moved on to beat Emmett in a close 3 game match-up due to the great defensive plays by Mariah Abrego, Kiely Reed, and Emily Calderon.

Next, we faced an undefeated Middleton team in the semi finals. We lost in this first match-up with Middleton, but a couple of backrow attacks from Stephanie Bryson and front row attacks from Jada Scott, allowed us to take them to 3 games.

Now in the consolation bracket with one loss, we again faced Nampa South beating them easily in 2 games, sending South home!

So, this brings us to the final championship round of the tournament against a still undefeated Middletion team. But we were at a disadvantage because we now had to beat Middleton TWICE in order to eliminate them from the tournament.

Match #1 ended with us beating Middleton in two intense games with an awesome block by Lily Justeson and several well placed tips by Anthania Webb, Hailee Wolf, and Mya Pena.  

Now with both us and Middleton with one loss each, we played the final match with fatigued desperation. :) Needless to say, we beat them in 2 games making us the winners of the tournament! Middletons only losses the entire season were to our Caldwell team in the championship matches!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations to all the girls and coaches for putting in so much work and effort this season!

Source: Volleyball Coach
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