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The Lakehill Preparatory School Eighth Grade Volleyball team finished up a near-perfect season with a victory in two sets (25-15, 25-22) on October 27 over DeSoto Canterbury. The win was their fifteenth-straight victory and earned them the coveted IAA Championship.
 
"I knew the girls had the talent and athleticism to win," said Head Coach Ellen Kufel. "They are a remarkable team and I had complete faith in them. We have spent the season working on teamwork, positioning, and coverage, and it really paid off."
 
After defeating CCA in the first round of the Southern Conference IAA Championships, the Lakehill eighth grade volleyball team defeated Canyon Creek at home in the second round on October 22. 
 
The win earned the team a spot in the IAA Championships, played at Fairhill on October 27, against rival DeSoto Canterbury. After losing to Canterbury in the first game of the season, the team has not dropped a game since, and Tuesday night was no exception. 
 
After defeating Canterbury in straight sets, 25-15, 25-22, the Warriors took home the trophy and the title of IAA Champions. The team finishes the season 16-1, winning 15 straight games on the road to the Championship.
 
"We had some amazing serving by Claire HowardStella PalmerLynley WaggonerJada Silas, and  Zuri Williams," said Kufel. They really came through when we needed them and led the team for the most completed serves. Jada had an amazing match across the board." 
 
"I also wanted to give a shout out to Ella Witherite for being such a wonderful manager after her injury."
 
Loveth Heard and Stella Palmer were selected for the IAA All-Star game on October 29. Congratulations to all of the Middle School volleyball players on an amazing season!
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