The Life High School Waxahachie Volleyball Team is making waves and leaving their mark on the 2023 high school volleyball season. With an impressive season record of 16-12-3, they've not only solidified themselves as a formidable force on the court, but also made school history by winning their first playoff game against Dunbar High School with a score of 3-1. Now, they head to the Area round of the playoffs on November 3, 2023, against Van Alstyne.
The Lady Mustangs finished district play with a strong 8-4 record, tying with Ferris for second place in District 10-4A. The team's remarkable performance during the season and qualifying for the playoffs is a testament to their dedication and hard work.
In a season filled with remarkable achievements, the Lady Mustangs find themselves advancing to the Area round of the playoffs. They are scheduled to face Van Alstyne in the 4A-Region 2 Area Championship Game, which will be held on Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Ranchview High School.
The team's season highlights include making it to the Gold bracket in the Duncanville Tournament, where they finished 8th overall in a tournament primarily featuring 5A/6A schools. They also excelled at the Lancaster Tournament playing up with 5A/6A schools. The Lady Mustangs have a lineup of players that contribute on a daily basis. Nori McGilbra, and Skylar Holler, received All-Tournament recognition for their performances in the Duncanville and Lancaster Tournaments, respectively. Additionally, a pivotal moment for the team was their impressive victory over Ennis in five sets right before the district season started, setting the tone for the successful season to come.
Coach Taylor Daugherty has played a significant role in the team's success. In response to the team's remarkable achievement, Coach Daugherty stated, "This season, we have been talking about it being our year to make the playoffs, as it was a team goal from the start. The girls have worked very hard to make that happen. We doubled our wins in district play from the season before."
Coach Daugherty further emphasized the importance of their strategies, saying, "We did implement different policies for player accountability and leadership. I feel like both helped to put us in a good mindset to accomplish the goals we set at the beginning of the season."
The Life High School Waxahachie Volleyball Team's success is a testament to their dedication, hard work, and unwavering team spirit. As they advance to the Area round of playoffs, the Life School community awaits their next triumph and wishes them all the success in the upcoming play-off game against Van Alstyne.
Life School is a tuition-free, public charter school with campuses in Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Mountain Creek, Red Oak, Oak Cliff and Waxahachie, TX. Life School develops leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training, and partnerships with parents and the community. Its mission is accomplished in part through the financial support of donors who provide scholarships and embrace making students ready to learn, ready to lead and ready for life.
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