Volleyball: Lady War Eagles fall short of state championship

Oak_Ridge_loss_revThe Oak Ridge High School (35-7) varsity volleyball team’s quest for a state championship came to an end in the 6A state semi-final Friday night against Fort Bend Austin (46-2) 3 sets to 1 , 25-23, 21-25, 13-25 and 14-25.

The Fort Bend Austin Lady Bulldogs leapt out to a commanding lead in the first set, with their biggest lead coming at 4-10. A kill from the Lady War Eagles’s sophomore setter, Carly Graham, ended the Lady Bulldogs’ run and started the comeback. The set became tied at 17, when Austin hit the ball out. The two teams would trade points for the rest of the set, tying at 18, 20, and 21. A Lexi Overman ace, gave the Lady War Eagles a 23-21 lead, and two kills by senior outside hitter, Brooke Clark, closed out the win for Oak Ridge. They won the first set 25-23. click here for complete story