KV Digs Deep at McFarland

By Sabine Mixon
Coach’s Submission

The KV Varsity Volleyball team had a long and tiring week traveling to McFarland on Wednesday and then to Orosi for tournament play on Saturday. The team took a loss at McFarland but came home with valuable information about our own play that we put to the test at Thursday’s practice. This proved to be very helpful during the Saturday tournament at Orosi High School, where they would play 6 matches during the day.

Pool play allowed two sets per match and they faced off against Wonderful, Carothers and Farmersville. KVHS spilt the match with Wonderful with scores of 25 – 23 (W) and 22 – 25 (L). Next, they faced Carothers and took the loss with both scores being 16 – 25. Facing Farmersville, they split again with scores of 23-25 (L) and 25-16 (W). We were then pitted against 1st place Corcoran and the matches moved to the best 2 of 3 sets. The Lady Broncs won the first set 29 – 27, lost the second 19 – 25 and then battled to the end score of 14-16 (L) which sent us to the Consolation bracket.

The ladies put down Parlier in two sets, 25 – 23 (W) and 25 – 16 (W), and then had to face off again against Farmersville for the Consolation Trophy.
Going into the sixth and final match of the day, the energy levels of all teams who were still playing was low. Our girls took note of it and decided that digging deep into their energy reserves could be the deciding factor; and we nailed it! This Bronc squad hit the court like it was the first match of the day and their abundance of energy and enthusiasm earned the win 25 – 19 and 25 -23. I couldn’t be more proud of this hard working and dedicated group of ladies. We would also like to thank Mr. Schultz for driving us there and our dedicated parents who traveled to cheer us on.

Stats and Credits for the Week:
Bradlie Preston (19 kills, 5 digs, 4 aces)
Kassy Opferman (41 assists, 10 digs, 8 aces)
Casiana Godinez (1 kill)
Micheale Dietzel (19 kills, 1 dig, 4 aces)
Alyson Bangert (5 kills, 3 assists)
Alyssa Servin (12 kills, 1 assist, 1 block, 4 digs, 5 aces)
Aryan Hess (3 digs, 16 aces)
Krista Witten (3 kills, 1 assist, 3 blocks, 6 digs, 4 aces)
Destiny Chaparro (4 digs, 1 ace)
Abby Achorn (2 kills, 1 assist, 23 digs, 6 aces).