The Oak Ridge High School Lady Wildcat Volleyball Team hosted Farragut High School Wednesday for their annual Dig Pink Night in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. The Lady ‘Cats put up a fight but lost 1-2 in a back-and-forth hard-hitting match. “This was a great match against a very good Farragut team,” said Head Coach Dave Kolodney. “We came out firing and didn’t let up from the first point to the last. This was by far the best we’ve played in the last few weeks and it’s good to see that going into the playoff run.” The Lady Wildcats have been plagued by Attack Errors over the past several matches, and they appeared to overcome them tonight even while averaging over 45 Attacks per Set. Oak Ridge was led by their Senior Co-Captain Piper Halcrow who transitioned to play Middle Blocker. Halcrow scored nearly half of the Wildcats’ Kills, tallied two blocks, and was perfect on Serve-Receive. “I put a new lineup out there tonight that was supposed to capitalize on everyone’s strengths, and the girls adjusted to the change and I think it was successful,” Kolodney continued. “We’ll get to work out some kinks and build the trust we need to have with any lineup this weekend, but I feel great about where we are going into the postseason.” Oak Ridge is playing in the one-day Courtside and Concord Tournament on Saturday for their final matches before the District Tournament next week at West High School.
The Lady Wildcats fall to 21-9 (11-1 District) on the Season.