By Hunter Meine (For OzarksSportsZone.com)
The Camdenton Girl Lakers beat the West Plains Zizzers to clinch the Class 4 District 8 Championship on Tuesday night time. It’s Camdenton volleyball’s first district title since 2008.
The Girl Lakers had been favorites coming into this matchup because the No. 1 seed boasting a 25-5-3 document. They swept West Plains 3-0 of their common season matchup.
Camdenton defeated Rolla of their semifinal match in three dominant units, stopping the Girl Bulldogs from scoring greater than 17 factors in a single set.
West Plains entered the district championship after an upset over No. 2 seed Marshfield within the semifinals.
West Plains opened the primary set with a robust begin, build up a fast 6-3 lead. Camdenton fought again, happening a run to take a three-point lead of their very own at 11-8, forcing the Zizzers to name their first timeout.
Momentum remained within the Girl Lakers’ favor, who cruised to the tip of the set 25-15. The Girl Lakers ran a phenomenal play by means of Junior Payton Kincaid whose kill decidedly closed the set.
The second set was nothing like the primary, with the Girl Lakers roaring to a 12-3 begin. Kincaid returned to single handedly spark an early run that put West Plains right into a deficit they couldn’t get better from. The set would as soon as once more finish within the Girl Lakers’ favor, 25-20.
The Zizzers regarded to make a press release within the first set, sparking a 4-0 begin that ended with a service error. Camdenton used that error to crawl its approach again into probably the most aggressive set of the match. The 2 groups traded leads till they had been tied at 12, when the Girl Lakers had been capable of construct up a result in the tip. They claimed the third and closing set 25-19.
The Girl Lakers benefited enormously from their senior gamers within the closing set. Jackie White appeared to cowl each inch of the ground and was a drive on the web along with her athleticism. Sydney Smith and Olivia Whittle orchestrated a lethal offense by means of constant communication and precision. Miranda Hadfield, Brooklyn Stidham, and Delaney VanBuren stored degree heads till the ultimate level, preserving their workforce working like a well-oiled machine till the end.
Camdenton head coach Austin Walker was ecstatic with how dominant her workforce was en path to claiming Camdenton’s first district title in over a decade.
“We took second place in final 12 months’s district match, so we obtained a style,” Coach Walker stated. “The ladies remembered that, and labored exhausting all 12 months to make it again thus far. It feels so good to have come away with the win this time round.”
Coach Walker’s MVP of the match was none aside from Payton Kincaid, who’s already trying ahead to the state championship.
“Profitable the district title is superb, however we’re positively trying ahead to the state match,” stated Kincaid. “It is a nice group of women and we’ve labored so exhausting for this. We are able to positively win the state championship”
Camdenton will play on Saturday, Oct. 31 within the sectional spherical of the state match. A win there would advance them to the quarterfinals, which shall be performed the identical day. Profitable each of these matches will place the Girl Lakers of their first volleyball closing 4 in program historical past.