Girls volleyball soars past North Stafford, win 5A state championship

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LADY FALCON VOLLEYBALL players celebrate after the last game winning ‘kill’. They fought a season long battle against some talented teams to win the 5A state championship last week.


What happened: The girls volleyball team defeated North Stafford at Virginia Commonwealth University to win the 5A state championship. It was a hard fought contest that came down to the wire in the 5th set. Both teams had strong performances but the Lady Falcons came out on top. 

Key player: Senior captain Maddie Brunick ended her high school career with a bang. She had a team high 23 kills and 12 digs at the outside hitter position. Her twin sister, Payton Brunick, also had a strong performance as the other outside hitter. 

They said it: “It is the best feeling as a senior knowing its your last game to give it your all and getting to play on the highest stage while doing it. Competing with the team one last time also means a lot,”  Brunick said. 

Key moment: After losing the first set 15-25, the girls felt somewhat defeated  until they had a major comeback in the second to win a nail biting 26-24 set shifting the momentum in their favor for the rest of the contest. 

Up next: The team will re-group during the off-season after their seniors graduate to repeat as state champs.