Volleyball Claims First Round Victory At State
Herriman Volleyball proved that they are a dominant force in their region, finishing with a 22-8 overall record.
“Everyone on my team are like my sisters. We’re way close. When we play, we play as a family,” Sadie Pond (‘13) said.
It’s difficult to maintain and build on a perfect 20-0 record no matter the sport, or the level it is played at.
It was a tough road for the Mustangs since the amazing start, but they continued to remain a threat.
“Every day they are out there giving 110% and staying after practice to go to endurance training or staying to get more reps in,” Team manager Lindsey Christensen (‘16) said.
It took a trip to Westlake to snap a four game losing streak to finish off the season. Herriman won 3-0.
The girls triumphed over Highland in the first round of the state tournament but, fell short to Salem Hills and Skyline in the following matches.
Herriman forced a game five in a best of five series in the consolation round against Skyline but suffered a heart breaking loss.
Despite the state tournament losses, the girls and Coach Nicholson had an exceptional season.
“The team learned how to win last season, they are fierce competitors and work extremely hard to get better everyday,” Coach Nicholson said. “We have turned into a solid offensive team and feel like we can play with any team in the state.”