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Veritas volleyball wins first state title

October 31, 2010

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— Veritas Christian’s volleyball team played in a 21⁄2-hour match Saturday for the rights to the Kansas Christian Athletic Association state championship.

It was exhausting, but well worth it.

The Eagles defeated Wichita Area Homeschool Athletic Associated to capture the first state championship in school history.

“It was amazing. It was a sense of exhaustion, relief and celebration,” Veritas coach Kristen Oberzan said. “We have 12 girls on the team. We really had to be mentally tough in order to sustain it. We used our whole bench in that match to keep fresh feet on ground. And we didn’t lose a beat.”

Veritas, the No. 5 seed, beat No. 1 Wichita Sunrise (25-16, 25-21) in the semifinals and edged Wichita Area Homeschool (25-22, 25-17, 12-25, 23-25, 25-19) in five sets in the finals.

The Veritas state champions roster: seniors: Shereen Fattaahi, Madison Eakin; juniors: Ellen Phillips, Brittany Rask; sophomores: Sarah McDermott, Alison Dover, Madi Bennett, Abi Bartlow, Kristen Finger, Nicole Symons; freshmen: Teri Huslig; eighth grader: Lacey Billings.

Comments

Becky Finger 4 years, 1 month ago

Congratulations ladies!! All your hard work has finally paid off!

Becky Finger 3 years, 9 months ago

One homeschoolar, and she was a backrow player. All six starters attend Veritas full time, and several of them are on the honor roll.

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