Undefeated Ladies Compete in Finals

Allison Brannan, Print Co-Editor

For the first time since 2013, volleyball claimed the 6-A Central Conference title with a 14-0 record.

During the season, Coach Steve Haaser reached career record of 1,000 winning games.

Riding a wave of revitalized school spirit, the team swept 12 opponents at home.

“I thought the student section at the home games brought a lot of energy and it made us want to play better. It got us pumped for the games and we really wanted to make the students proud of us,” sophomore Hannah Hogue said.

After a 3-2 win in the state opener, the ladies sent Van Buren home before defeating host school Bentonville west 3-0 in the semi-finals of the state playoffs.

“It was a lot of fun to play during the finals match at state. It was really surreal because you go out there and it’s in a huge arena to play in,” Hogue said.

Led by ten seniors and sophomore setter Hogue, the team ranked 135 in the nation and second in state.

“Overall I would say that we grew so much as a team. Even though it didn’t end the way we wanted it to, we still accomplished so many things and I wouldn’t want to play with another group of girls,” senior Hannah Holland said.

On Oct.27, Conway ended the volleyball season with a 3-0 run in the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs.

“We had an amazing season and we had a lot to be proud of. Finishing first in conference is huge for us and we only lost four games this year which is hard to do. I love this team. It was a cool experience making it to the state finals even if we didn’t win,” senior Emily Bass said.