Photos courtesy of Mandy Foster
In just a short amount of time during Hacketts annual ” Black and Gold” volleyball game, the Lady Hornets were able to showdown, throw down, and knockdown with a barrage of amazing spikes, blocks, and digs, and show the crowd what volleyball was really all about. According to Coach Bridget Freeman, the two biggest highlights from the evening would be first, the incredible amount of fans that showed up to support the girls. And second, the girls’ enthusiasm for one another as they cheered hard for their teammates.
All of the volleyball Lady Hornets, grades 7-12, were present for the event but it was only the senior high squad that played. The 7-9 graders were divided up and placed in either gold or black to represent and cheer for one of the teams. This year, it was the Golden Girls and the Black Widows that took to the court for this always exciting event. It’s a great way to “help the girls shake off “first game” jitters and it really sets the tone for the rest of the season. We played very aggressively last night and the games were close.”
After all was said and done, it was the Golden Girls that walked away the victors. “I am beyond blessed to get to be able to coach these girls. They have the most amazing hearts and I love seeing what wonderful people they are becoming! I hope the fans got to walk away as excited about the upcoming season as we are and we hope they continue to come back and cheer us on.”