It had been more than a month since the Santa Fe Waldorf volleyball team faced a stiff challenge.
On Tuesday night, October 29th, the Lady Wolves sealed their second straight District 5B title by passing their toughest test of the district season. Evangel Christian pushed Waldorf to the limit, but the Lady Wolves prevailed, 25-13, 25-20, 22-25, 26-38, 15-13.
It looked like another dominating performance for Waldorf (16-3 overall, 9-0 5B), but Game 2 saw middle hitter Brooke Reiche go down with an ankle sprain.
The Lady Eagles took advantage of her absence to push it to a fifth game, but they could not account for the Lady Wolves’ hitting power.
Cecelia Barnard had 34 kills on the night, as Waldorf recorded 74 overall. Keifer Nace added 15, while also dishing out 45 assists, and eighth grader Beatrice Lowe had 12. Alex Chastenet had nine.
“It was a phenomenal [match],” said Josie Adams, Waldorf head coach. “It was emotionally charged, but we were mentally focused. We are incredibly tough, especially being led by Cecelia and Keifer. They played the smartest volleyball we’ve ever played."
The defense continued its strong play, as Sophie Linett recorded 45 digs, Gabby Chastenet added 34 and Lowe collected 33.
Congratulations to our girls! Join us for our next game scheduled on Friday, November 1st at 6pm at Christian Life Gym, come show your support as we head into District 5B Tournaments! Go Wolves!
To view the last six minutes of the riveting on-the-edge of your seat game five -
Article Courtesy of Santa Fe New Mexican - 10-30-2013