Lady Wildcats take first-round volleyball playoff win
The KCHS Lady Wildcats Volleyball season came to a heartbreaking end on Tuesday night, as they took a tough road loss to Sacred Heart, in three sets in the second round of the MHSAA State Volleyball Playoffs.
The Lady Wildcats lost 25-7, 25-16, and 25-12, however the loss takes nothing away from the fact that the team made KCHS History.
The Lady Wildcats won their first round matchup in the playoffs, as they hosted Amite County last Saturday. It only took three sets for the Lady Wildcats to get the job done. In the first set, the Lady Wildcats took the 25-16 win with help from Robynn Jennings and Rodezeah Smith who each had three spikes in the win. The next set was won 25-15 by the Lady Wildcats, as Smith would once again add three spikes, along with four aces from Kyla Grace. Rotagun Hopson added three digs for the Lady Wildcats. R’Daisha Naylor also added three digs of her own.
The Lady Wildcats would run away with the third set, winning 25-16. Jennings led with three aces, while Twanna McMiller had two.
KCHS Head Coach Victoria Hundley said before the season that her goal was to make history, and KCHS did just that. For the first time in the schools history, KCHS hosted a home playoff game for volleyball. They also advanced to the second round for the first time ever.
“Getting to the second round is affirmation to the players that they have what it takes as a team,” Hundley said. “The players have to work through adversity from different factors, but at the end of the day, the players are the ones on the court, whether it is at practice or game, they have to come together.”