During a timeout in the fifth set of a heated battle between two ranked Class 4A volleyball teams Tuesday night, Seymour senior Jessica Lucas reminded her teammates of last year’s five-set loss to Cathedral in the semistate.
Her teammates took that message to heart and finished off Hoosier Hills Conference foe Floyd Central 15-9 for a five-set triumph. The first four sets went back-and-forth, 17-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-23.
“This team is very resilient,” Owls coach Angie Lucas said. “Jess reminded us in the timeout at the very end that the last time we went five was at semistate, and those seniors remember that moment. I think that really pushed them here at the very end.”
Hayden Dailey had three straight kills in the fifth set for a 7-4 lead, putting Seymour in front to stay. Floyd Central managed to pull within 10-9, but Chandler Clark sent the ball down the right side of the court, the Owls had back-to-back blocks, the Highlanders had a hitting error and Clark put down another kill for the win.
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