Photos By Amanda Hall
Thursday was a great night to be a Golden Arrow. The Lavaca Lady Arrows Competed for a District championship against the Hackett Lady Hornets. This match up has been much anticipated all season. It was the third time these teams met this year. The Lady Hornets won the first match in 4 sets, and then breezed through the conference, until the second meeting on October 2nd. The Lady Arrows went on the road to beat Hackett in five sets to claim a share of the Conference Championship.
Fast forward to the District Tournament. Hackett came into the tournament as the one seed and Lavaca entered as the two seed. Both teams had earned a bye to the Semi final game. Both Hackett and Lavaca had no problems in the semi finals both winning in straight sets. Fast forward again to the Championship match. This was destined to be a huge match with two powerhouse teams. It was everything you would expect it to be.
The Lady Hornets won the first set 25-17. The Lady Arrows rebounded to take the second 25-23. The third set was dominated by Hackett25-11. Lavaca then dug deep to take the fourth 25-23. And then came the fifth and final set. The Ladies of Lavaca would not be denied and took the final set and outright District Championship by a score of 15-10.
The crowd went crazy and the girls gloried in the moment. Coach Mark Headley said this about the match, “WOW, what a night! Great atmosphere…so thankful for the fans who came out and supported us… They made a huge difference. These girls are unbelievable…showed a ton of resilience tonight!”
Lavaca will be heading to Crowley’s Ridge Academy in Paragould on Tuesday at 5:00 as they start their bid for a State title. Congratulations Lady Arrows and good luck in State.