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Lion Volleyball – State Champions!


Written by Ryan Chambers

November 14, 2018

Congratulations to the Lion Volleyball team for bringing home the title from last weekend’s TAPPS 4A State Tournament held in Waco! The squad finished the season with a 43-6-1 record, which included an undefeated district title in which they didn’t allow an opponent to win a set in any match. They were also victorious over TAPPS 6A state champion Prestonwood Christian on the road late in the season.

The semifinal match, held at Waco University High School, paired the Lions with 4-time defending state champion, Lubbock Trinity Christian. After allowing Trinity Christian to build a 10-1 lead, Grace Prep fought back but fell short, 23-25, in the first set. It was all GPA after that, though, as the Lions took the next three sets, 25-9, 25-18, 25-15, on their way to a date with Houston Northland Christian in Saturday’s championship.

The Lions couldn’t be stopped in the title match, played at Waco Midway High School, taking three straight from the Lady Cougars (25-13, 25-17, 25-10). Claire Bullington, Bonnie Davis, Hannah Kinney and Sage Post were named to the all-tournament team.

The champions will be honored Friday, November 16 during halftime of the first round football playoff game between Grace Prep and Lubbock Trinity Christian. Congratulations, GPA Volleyball!


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