Superior To All: Wildcats Upset #1 HCC For C2 Title
After losing in the C2–5 sub–districts, Superior volleyball had to rely on their wild–card standings to get a spot in sub–state.
Superior advanced to Lincoln and went on a tear, knocking off the top three seeds to win it all.
Defining the odds has been their motivation all year long, but last week, Superior Volleyball saved the best for last, pulling off three straight upsets to capture their programs first state title.
"We've had a lot of moments this season where we were down 21, 24," head coach Kelsea Blevins said. "We'd come back with incredible strength, we'd come back, we'd have incredible strength, they're incredibly tough mentally."
What started as hope to just win one set in the tournament, quickly became a three day climb going all the way to the top in the C2 championship.
"First set on Thursday we were like hmm that kind of felt good," senior Megan Miller said. "Once we got past that first round we were like, ok from here on out we have nothing to lose," Miller continued. "So just go out and play our game like we know how."
"Then when we were in the championship it was just an incredible feeling with passion, pride, and just determination," Blevins said.
After trailing two sets to one behind an unbeaten Cedar Catholic Squad, the Wildcats pulled an astonishing 12–0 run. Pushing the Trojans into their only fifth set of the season.
"Then the girls said this is our match, we've worked way too hard and we're getting the next two points," Blevins said. "That was our goal, whether we had two points or 23, the next two points had to be ours."
Topping off 27 kills with two back–to–back scores in the fifth set, sophomore Kalynn Meyers ignited an 8–1 run. Turing a 9–7 deficit into Superiors first volleyball state title.
"It was extremely unbelievable," Meyers said. "Everybody sitting their was like oh my god we just won and before that game started we just thought we're in state and we're in the championship like what the heck."
Meyer was six kills shy of setting a new C2 record in a match with 32 in the opener. She finished with 77 at state.