By Tim Chambers
The varsity middle school volleyball team took part in their conference tournament on September 29 and came away with a third-place finish. They avenged an earlier regular season loss to Providence Academy by bouncing them from the tournament in a three-set match 22-25, 29-27 and 15-10 at Cedar View Christian School.
Ryleigh Icenhour had a big game with 12 serve points that helped them reach
the finals of the winner’s bracket.
This time the news wasn’t good as they were swept in back-to-back sets KAVHEA 19-25 and 19-25.
Icenhour once again topped the serve points with nine.
They later took on Providence for a season time later that afternoon but lost in three sets 17-25, 25-23 and 4-15.
Kayla Sluder led the team in serve points with seven.
“The girls all played so hard that day and throughout the season,” said head volleyball coach Dottie Phipps. “We are very proud of both of our teams for an awesome season this year!”
Peyton Gentry, Ryleigh Icenhour, and Hannah Fritts were named to the All-Conference team for the varsity.
The junior varsity lost in the first match of the tournament to KACHEA 22-25, 25-19 and 15-17. The tournament was single elimination.
Phipps commented about the match.
“It was a tough match, but our girls all played hard,” said Phipps. “They did well for the season, and we’re very proud of them.”
The Lady Longhorns finished second during the regular season.
The lost their final regular season game against Providence 25-16 and 25-23.
Icenhour and Peyton Gentry had four serve points each in the match. The junior varsity won by a score of 25-21 and 25-10.
Sami Csillag led the charge with 15 serve points.
The eighth grade team finished 5-3. The junior varsity compiled a 6-2 mark.