Leesburg, VA (November 10, 2016) – Another first for Tuscarora volleyball as the Huskies hosted the Massaponax Panthers in the 5A North regional semi-finals. The winner would not only get to play in the region final, but they would earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. Both would be firsts again for the girls from Tuscarora.
Chas Sumser, Viva Loudoun photographer, was there to capture the action and emotion and posted this gallery from the match.
As opposed to their previous victory over Albemarle, Tuscarora came out less nervous and more confident.Massaponax was well coached and had big hitters up front, but the Huskies played a precise and solid all around game and captured the first set, 25-18.
Set Two was a different matter as the Panthers reversed the score and tied the match, 25-17 and 1-1. The teams then swapped 25-22 sets with Tuscarora getting the third set and Massaponax getting the 4th.
All night the trend had been that the team getting on the first roll of a set would go on to win, and that was the case in the deciding set. The Huskies jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and pretty much never looked back winning decisively, 15-9, and advancing to the region final.
Tuscarora will host the regional championship and Briar Woods on Saturday, November 12, 6:00pm.