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October 30th, 2020

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The Eisenhower Lady Warriors 7th Grade Volleyball team competed Saturday for the MSWAC Title in Dodge City.

Seeded seventh, the Lady Warriors opened the tournament strong against Horace Good. The Warriors advanced  taking two of three 25-13, 22-25 and 18-16.  

The second pool game was against Dodge City Comanche.  The Ladies rolled in a two game set  25-15 and 25-14. 

The Lady Warriors took on the Panthers of Great Bend in the final game of pool play.  Hanging tough, Eisenhower worked hard but fell short 25-13 and 25-19. This was good for a second seed placement in the semifinal. 

The semi final game matched the Lady Warriors against top seeded Hays. The Lady Warriors struggled to adapt and fell in two games 25-13 and 25-19, good for a third place finish in the MSWAC tournament. 

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“Throughout the day, it was truly a team effort,” Lady Warrior coach James Babinec said. “Everyone at some point made an incredible play to keep rallys alive. Jenavee Zuniga consistently dove, hit, and saved returns to advance the score. Marely Mendoza played strong at the net with an impressive block in particular against a Great Bend attack. Aleczis Green, Miley Janko and NaZaih Williams all served strong scoring multiple aces throughout the day.”

The Lady Warriors improved fromt he seventh seed to take third.

“We started the tournament out with a mindset of ‘punching the ticket’ to advance,” Babinec said. “The ladies responded well and played their best volleyball this season when it counted most. Overall, I’m very proud of how they finished. Obviously we wanted to be playing in the finals, but give Hays credit, they played efficiently to capitalize on finishing plays.”

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