Everything came together in the playoffs this year for a young Matoaca girls’ volleyball team. The team is gelling more than ever, and they are going further than anyone expected them to.
A thrilling five-set victory over Prince George resulted in a berth in the 5A South region tournament. Freshmen outside hitter Lani Mason, along with freshman Lindsey Temple and junior Emma Eggleton led the charge.
“They really step up when I need them,” said All-Conference 12 honoree Eggleton.
While the Warriors fell in the Conference 12 championship game to L.C. Bird, they will quickly shift their focus to the regional matchup against Conference 11 champion Mills-Godwin, who they faced on Monday. Results were available on twitter @VNewsSports.
Building around a youth movement, first-year coach Devyn Keller will build for what could be a bright future.
UPDATE: Matoaca lost to Mills Godwin on Monday, 3-0.