It was a tough battle for Pleasant Hill, but in the end Westminster Christian Academy won the Class 3 state championship match 25-16 and 25-22 held Nov. 2-3 at Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau.
“Talk about giving your hearts to a program,” Pleasant Hill head coach George Creason said. “These girls left everything on the floor and fought every inch of the way. Just saying I’m proud doesn’t begin to describe how I feel about these kids. The class and maturity they displayed this weekend (and all season) is just indicative of the type of kids they are the type of parents they have. To get that far and fall short is painful, but I’m sure when that subsides, they’ll realize exactly how much they’ve accomplished this season.”
In the title match, Kai Wesemann had six kills, seven digs and two blocks. Codi Winslow had six kills and three digs, Anna Prewitt had three kills and two digs and Shannon Haws had three kills and two blocks. Rachel Schick had two kills, two digs and one block, Mallory Miller had nine assists and four digs and Brooke Crotty had nine assists and one dig. Haley Cash had one kill and one dig and Kindred Wesemann had 11 digs.
“Also, huge props to all of our supporters who made the 12 hour round trip,” Creason said. “I heard numerous comments all weekend from other fans, coaches, refs and tournament officials about what a class act our girls and our fans were. Every player and fan from Pleasant Hill was representing the school and the community, and should be proud of the message that they sent.”
The Chicks end the season with a 33-3-2 record.