It’s always difficult to take home a trophy especially when you have to play multiple matches but it shows more perseverance and feels more accomplishing. Well, Kent Place was able to do that as they survived in two three-set matches…
It’s always difficult to take home a trophy especially when you have to play multiple matches but it shows more perseverance and feels more accomplishing. Well, Kent Place was able to do that as they survived in two three-set matches to take home the Prep Tournament Crown.
What was the difference? Kent Place has three ladies that can beat you. It’s fitting that they are named the dragons because this squad has a three-headed dragon in, and .
In the two matches, the three of them accounted for 63 of the team’s 64 kills, 16 of the team’s 21 blocks and 60 of the team’s 87 digs. Those are just unimaginable statistics which leaves them in the Prep Dig Top 10 and one of the few unbeaten teams remaining.
In the semifinal match against Newark Academy, the squad had to come from behind as they lost the first set. They made enough plays in the second where it easily could’ve gone the way of Newark Academy and then in the third, the team was able to pull away as Newark Academy ran out of steam. The match finished 24-26, 25-23, 25-14. Handy was on fire from the outside with 14 kills to lead the team.
Then in the final, they took on Mount St. Mary who upset unbeaten Montclair Kimberly in straight sets. In the first set, Kent Place kept just enough distance to take the first while Mount St. Mary jumped out early in the second to hold off Kent Place. The third was a no contest as Kent Place put their foot on the gas and won convincing. The match ended 25-19, 20-25, 25-9. In the final, it was Skyers show as she had 11 kills and 5 blocks. Not to mention, Osuala had double-digit kills in both matches.