The West Ridge Academy Lady Eagles Volleyball team traveled to Altamont High School on Tuesday to participate in the first round of the 1A state tournament. The Eagles had earned a crossover game with Altamont due to their performance in the Region 17 Tournament.
West Ridge was a heavy underdog going into this match. Altamont took second place in their region, finishing behind last years state champions. Altamont proved to be too tough a match up for the Eagles. Although the match was over in three games, there were some great plays made by the Eagles.
Early on in the first game Alexa L. had two huge blocks at the net. Later on in the first game Mariah W. was able to react to a thunderous spike by the opposition and dig the ball giving the Eagles a chance to score.
The second game was highlighted by the play of Michaela B. She was able to put West Ridge ahead early with a great turn at service. The Longhorns of Altamont were struggling to return Michalea’s serves. West Ridge led briefly during the second game, it was the only time they would lead in the match. Stephanie S. also had an incredible play where she was able to keep a cross court shot close enough to the net that there was no chance for Altamont to return it.
The girls were satisfied with their efforts against a very good Altamont team.
After the game the volleyball team celebrated a successful season by spending the night at a cabin. They had a great time playing games, watching movies, and swinging over the river on the rope swing.
Thanks to Jenny Allen, Nicole Crook, and Kenna Coates for coaching this years team. You did a great job.