Monday, December 3, 2012
State Volleyball Semifinals...
For the third straight year Wylie was playing in the state volleyball tournament. This year was different though. First Wylie was going in as the favorite, being ranked #1 all season long and the team that had beaten them, Lucas Lovejoy, had moved up to Class 4A. On paper this was the Lady Bulldogs' year. And second, the tournament was being played in a new venue in a new city. In the past the tournament was in San Marcos, however with F1 making its return to America in Austin, the state tournament was moved to the Cutris Culwell Center in Garland.
Wylie first game was against Argyle in the semifinals. On paper this should have been a pretty east match for Wylie. But, that's why they don't play the games on paper. Wylie came out pretty strong building a quick lead winning the first two games. Then things started to get tough they lost the next two games and went to a fifth set. Going 5 wasn't unfamiliar for Wylie who had had a 5-set match in both of their state tournament appearances. The problem is, both of their 5-set matches in the past they had lost. This time though, in dramatic fashion, and being only a point away from losing they were able to pull it out. It was an exciting match, to say the least.