Volleyball’s season comes to an end

Redhawks fall to the Wakeland Wolverines 3-0 in third round of playoffs


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The Redhawk volleyball team saw their season come to a close after a loss to Wakeland in the third round of playoffs. The team reflects on the season they had, where they not only became champions but also grew closer together.

The Redhawk volleyball team saw their season come to an end on Tuesday with a 3-0 loss against the Wakeland Wolverines in the third round of playoffs.

“The game was tough, we played a really talented team last night, and even though we executed our game plan the finished product just wasn’t coming together for us,” head coach Eighmy Dobbins said. “Wakeland played pretty perfect and we were high error.” 

Despite the outcome of Tuesday’s game, the team isn’t letting the loss take away from their playoff run.

“The game did not go the way we wanted it to, but we had a really good season this year,” junior Grace Payne said. “This season has meant a lot to me and I just really love my team and these girls are the best and I am going to miss our seniors so much.”

For senior Mandy Duckworth, her last season with the team was memorable.

“I am so glad I got one more season with these people because I was new here last year,” Duckworth said. “I am really sad because this is my favorite team ever but we cannot beat ourselves up. I am so proud of us and I am really going to miss everyone.”

This will be such a memorable group and I will miss them a ton.”

— head coach Eighmy Dobbins

Along with becoming District 10-5A champions and making it to the third round of playoffs, the team culture is something that Dobbins is proud of.

“This season has been so special for all of us,” Dobbins said. “This was a huge turnaround from last season; becoming district champs and going three rounds into the playoffs was a drastic improvement from falling short of playoffs last year. We made a big commitment at the beginning of the year to create a more supportive and connected culture, and I think it paid off for us in the long run. This will be such a memorable group and I will miss them a ton.”