Stings of 2020 Continue: COVID 19 Ends Season Early

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Lady Jacket volleyball clenched a spot in the playoffs, after an amazing season of play. However, due to COVID-19 quarantine and UIL restrictions, the team had to forfeit their playoff debut.
“Ending the season this way was not the way we wanted, due to what is happening in the the world,” Coach Sasha Blake said. “It’s unfortunate that it ended this way, but we are blessed that the season ended with a win against Shadow Creek the Monday before. It was a really great game, especially for the seniors.”
The team had to work hard on the court this year, as well as off the court, to keep each other safe.
“There was a whole extra layer of practice, planning, and thinking involved. And not just about strategy, but how we were going to sit on the bus, how to take breaks to wash balls, stay socially distant, and wear masks,” Blake said. “Running and jumping in masks were extra challenging and the players did a good job of handling the adversity of it all and being flexible and resilient.”
The team knew they could work hard and make it far this year, and even with COVID, they believed they could accomplish great things.
“It may have been upsetting at first to hear the news that we couldn’t get to the playoff game, but I couldn’t have thought of a better way to end the season,” senior Blakeli Duckworth said. “To think we got that far together, I am really just proud of us.”