The Shawnee High School volleyball team rolled to a 25-12 win in set one, but saw Booker T. Washington sweep the next three sets by 25-11, 25-22 and 25-21 counts to oust the Lady Wolves, 3-1, from the quarterfinals of the Class 5A state volleyball tournament on Friday at Westmoore High School.
The Lady Wolves ended the 2012 season with a 24-11 record.
“Overall, I’m very proud that we have overcome so much this season. We played our best all year in the first set,” said Shawnee head coach Julia Holland.
Senior middle blocker Jasmine Robinson, playing in her final high school match, finished with 15 kills, 16 digs and five blocks to lead the SHS effort. Outside hitter Taylor Britt, also playing in her final match, ended up with 16 digs and five kills for the Lady Wolves.
Also for Shawnee, outside hitter Alex Berry registered six kills and 16 digs in a losing cause.
Holland was pleased with the serving efforts of Summer Skillern, who served 24 times in the match and managed to pick up one ace.
“Summer got us back into the game with her serves in the third and fourth sets,” Holland said.
Karoline Wiens also played a critical role for SHS.
“Karoline was smart with her sets. Her timing on the sets were on and she did a good job with her passing,” said Holland.
Tiffany Gardner also came up with a pair of blocks for the Lady Wolves, who were making their fifth appearance at the state tournament and second under Holland’s direction.
Note: Report compiled by Brian Johnson.