High School Volleyball: Vancleave vs. Bay High

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After winning back-to-back-back volleyball state championships, the road through class 4A South once again runs through Vancleave for the fourth year in a row.

Lady Bulldogs hosting Bay High for the right to go to state.

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Lady Bulldogs heading back to state for the fourth year in a row and for the second time under Head Coach Christina Daigle who says this one is extra special with her first-ever seventh grade class. “It’s so funny I joke with them all the time. They were the most awkward little seventh graders. But they’ve really worked hard. These girls are dedicated to volleyball. I can tell everything about them is volleyball. Blood, sweat and tears every single day at practice, so they’ve earned every single win that they’ve gotten. They started off pretty awkward, but they’ve come a long way.”

Outside hitter Eve Mixon said, “She told me the first time that I ever came to a practice, she went home and told her husband that she didn’t know what she was going to do with me ‘cause she said my footwork was pretty awful. But I think I’ve come a long way from her help for sure. You can witness to that.”

Right setter Julianah Overstreet said, “I started out trying out in sixth grade. I had pink Wilson knee pads and blue Nike tennis shoes, and now we’ve got shoe game. Yeah, we’ve got shoe game for sure. We’ve come a long way, but I wouldn’t have it any other way for sure.”

Daigle was the middle school head coach when Haley Chatham was varsity head coach.

The Lady Bulldogs have a date with Pontotoc at 3 p.m. Saturday in Clinton in the 4A state title game.