It’s been a long time coming for Resurrection Catholic, now finally home to a state championship.
On Saturday, the Lady Eagles joined the sweep club with a three nothing blank of Hickory Flat in the 1A title match, 25-23,25-21, 25-10.
Dating back to the school’s inception in 1882, no athletic program had ever won a state title, but this year’s volleyball team changed all of that in a big way.
That’s despite losing seven seniors from last year’s team and returning only two this season with all doubt now in the rearview. Resurrection Catholic Head Volleyball Coach Keith Tucker said, “It was a relief. It was like, we finally did it. We finally actually came through and achieved that goal. And I have to say this, at the end of the season last year after losing seven seniors, a lot of them – or some of them – were talking about not playing this year because they didn’t think we were going to win. And I told them, I said, we’re going to win. We may not be as good as we were last year, but we’re going to win.”
The Lady Eagles have now been to the state championship match four out of the last five years.
A great year for Long Beach as well with the Lady Bearcats falling in five sets to Lake Cormorant, returning to the Coast as 5A runners-up for the second year in a row.