Volleyball battles to stay in first


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The volleyball team faces the Independence Knights on Tuesday, with the game determining who will be in first place in District 10-5A. The team feels mentally prepared going into this game, and aims to achieve a win similarly to when they faced them earlier in the season.

Haley Ward, Sports Editor

Facing off for the second time this season, volleyball battles the Independence Knights on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Nest. 

“We have been reviewing our film from our first-round game vs. Independence and working on defending backrow attacks,” head coach Eighmy Dobbins said. “We will have to be focused on executing our game plan and adjustments. Independence is a really good team, and it will take lots of discipline for us to beat them again.” 

With both teams having one loss in District 10-5A, the winner of this game will go a long way towards determining the district championship.

“This game pretty much decides district winners,” junior Mary Jane McCurdy said. “It is so important we win because it will put us in the best place possible to go far in playoffs.”

The last time the Redhawks faced the Knights they won 3-1, and they hope for similar results on Tuesday.

“The team is really just trying to lock in and stay focused on our goals,” McCurdy said. “Obviously it is hard to do this with playoffs coming up but we are trying to play one game at a time.”