Volleyball ‘sets’ themselves up for sectionals


Bethany Hagan

Julia Klump (12) hoist the hard fought district championship plaque up, after beating Seckman in the finals.

After ending their regular season with a remarkable record of  27-2-1, the girls volleyball team traveled to Northwest Cedar Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and took home a hard fought district championship.

The girls beat Lindbergh in the semifinals match. They won in two games, 25-17 and 25-16, sending them to the district final. They then beat Seckman in two games, both being 25-14, to bring home the first district title since 2013.

For seniors Alexis Williams, Julia Klump, Angela Elguezabal, and Emily Schellhase they all have their mind set on making their last year memorable. Their goal is to make it to the state finals.

“It’s never really happened before in Oakville volleyball,” said Wiliams. “We’ve been working for this for four years, we’ve been working really hard for this.”

The Tigers are hosting sectionals/quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov.3 in Gym A. The girls will play Lafayette to begin sectionals at 1 p.m. If they win they move to the winner of the Cor Jesu and Jackson game. If the team wins both matches they will advance to the final four on Nov. 9 in the Show Me Center at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.

Currently with a record of 29-2-1, this is one of the best years girls volleyball has ever had, and they plan to make it all the way.

“I’m just gonna hustle and do everything I can to keep the ball off the floor,” said Williams. “We have to pick the energy up and keep the team in check, and we will be good.”