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WHS volleyball team came home with 3rd place finish at state tournament.
The Chargers had a rough start to the day, going 0-3 in pool play.
The Chargers faced Heritage Christian Academy in their first match. They lost a tough first set 20-25, and a second 15-25. They went on to play Smith Center, losing 25-25, 25-8. Their last match of pool play was against Hillsboro, which they lost 25-18, 25-7.
“We were pretty discouraged,” said junior Kaelyn Conrad. “We weren’t happy with how we were playing at that point. If we had played at our season’s best we would have done better in pool play.”
The team entered the semifinals as the 4 seed, facing Heritage Christian again. Unfortunately, they lost 25-9, 25-11.
The Chargers were able to bounce back in the third place match, defeating Hillsboro 25-22, 25-23.
“We were relieved and excited that we could end the season on a win. I’m glad that we could pick ourselves up and fight hard at the end,” junior Lauren Schutter said.
In 9 state appearances, WHS now has finished in 3rd and 2nd twice to go along with 1 championship.