Dukes are anxious for regional playoffs
Published 9:32 am Friday, November 6, 2015
After winning a majority of its games during the second half of the season, Windsor won its first playoff game on Monday.
They beat Appomattox Regionals Governor’s School on Oct. 20, Franklin High School on Oct. 22, Surry County High School on Oct. 27 and Sussex Central High School in two different games on Oct. 29. For the regular season they ended third in the TriRivers District, first in Conference 41 and had a record of 14 wins and four losses.
The leaders for the stats this season were Senior Payton Gay with 72 aces and 167 assists; Senior Brittany Wade with 91 digs and 50 saves; Junior Taiijii Skeeter with 10 solo blocks; and Senior Ellie Wilkins with 60 kills.
“There are a lot of things that Windsor Volleyball is known for, but the two most important things we are known for is our hearts and our team chemistry. The reason why we win is because of these two things,” Wade said.
Sophomore Alyssa Funai said, “I feel that as the season went on, the bonds became tighter, we became stronger and we never stopped fighting.”
On Monday night, the team beat Surry County High in the Conference Tournament Semi-Final with scores of 25-9, 25-18 and 25-9. Winning this game qualified them for 1A East Regional Playoffs that begin on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Junior Lauren McKeel said, “As the season is coming to an end, I feel so blessed for the relationships and bods that I have made this season. Our team has a special bond on and off the court. I can’t wait for tour post-season to start so we can continue to play hard.”
Coach Brandii Brinkley said, “Players are quickly becoming anxious now that our post-season playoffs have begun. Seniors are left questioning when their last opportunity to play together will be. Junior and Sophomore players on the team are being asked to step up and play bigger roles in the post-season success for our team. Nonetheless, we are working together, developing post-season strategies, soaking up every bit of team presence and rejoicing in the blessing of every win that we have worked so hard to accomplish.”