WHS Volleyball Team Shone in Flagstaff tourney

WHS Varsity volleyball player Erica Armenta hits a perfect spike while Lindsey Begaii waits for a possible returned block.

Winslow took Camp Verde two games to none, winning 11-9 and 11-5. The games with Chinle were as tight as could be. The Lady Wildcats won the first contest 11-10, but Winslow prevailed in the second game by the same 11-10 score. Time constraints dictated that the third game was a rally game that Winslow won 1-0 to finish second in the pool play part of the tournament.

Winslow won its first match in the double elimination tournament part of the competition by two games to one over Chino Valley. Chino Valley won the first game 11-7 only to see the Lady Bulldogs take the next two games by the same 11-7 score.

Page knocked Winslow into the loser’s bracket with 11-8 and 11-7 wins over the Lady Bulldogs in the team’s second match.

The loser’s bracket teams played one game matches. Winslow defeated Mohave 15-5 in the first match, and then defeated Tuba City 15-7. Kingman eliminated the Lady Bulldogs in a very close 16-14 game.

There were six 4A teams in the tournament (Coconino, Chinle, Page, Mingus, Bradshaw Mountain and Sinagua). Kingman was the only 5A team in the competition.

There were five 3A teams competing (Winslow, Tuba City, Camp Verde, Mohave and Chino Valley). Winslow finished higher than any other 3A school.

The Lady Bulldogs will host Holbrook in a 3A North Region game on Thursday; play at Blue Ridge on Friday and at Ganado on Tuesday. Winslow will host Hopi on Oct. 2.

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