Oct 20, 2019
SHERIDAN – The Western Boone volleyball team has shown the ability to rise to the occasion against quality opponents numerous times this season.
But in the Sheridan Sectional championship match Saturday night, Heritage Christian proved to be a little too much of a challenge.
The Eagles topped Western Boone 3-0 (25-15, 28-26, 25-9) to win the sectional title, and have the Stars season end with a 23-10 record.
The Eagles took the first set 25-15, but Western Boone seemed ready to tie the match 1-1.
The Stars jumped ahead 24-19, only to see Heritage Christian storm back and tie the set at 24.
Western Boone then led 26-25, before the Eagles won three points in a row to close out the set.
“It was all the mental pressure,” Lawson said. “There were some points tonight where we should have taken advantage and we didn’t.”
Western Boone trailed 9-5 early in the third set, and could never get themselves back in the match.
Heritage Christian closed on a 16-4 run to end the match.
Lawson said this is a match the Stars can build from, especially the second set.
“We had a lot of freshmen and sophomores on varsity playing today,” Lawson said. “We are going to miss our four seniors tremendously, they can’t be replaced, but hopefully through this whole year the younger girls built up their mental toughness and saw the pressure situations.”
Tori Wilkinson and Anna Jones had five kills each to lead the Stars. Kennedy Kiger had four.
Marli Ransom led the team with 12 digs, with Maddie Hawkins having 10, and Elena Gubera and Jones having six each.