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Badgers Volleyball Falls to Flagstaff On Senior Night

26 October 2017  
Badgers girl's volleyball meets during a timeout on senior night against the Flagstaff Eagles on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 in Prescott, Arizona. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham

Eagles Sweep Badgers Volleyball on Prescott High School Senior Night

PRESCOTT- Senior Madison Wood smacked five kills, while Sabina Dimaano-Simmons recorded eight digs but the Prescott High School Badgers volleyball team fell to the Flagstaff Eagles in three sets on senior night, Tuesday, October 24th.

“We definitely played our hearts out and I can’t ask for anything better,” Wood said.

Following two 25-16 set defeats, the Badgers had a better result in set three but was swept following a 25-19 loss. The Eagles, who remained undefeated in region play, was able to record fewer errors for the victory.

“Flagstaff has a very respectable program, I have a lot of respect for the coach,” Badgers head coach Josiah Ramirez said. “We fought hard and we played fast, we just created more errors than they did.”

No matter the result, the Badgers were committed to keeping the “dome” rocking as the players and fans celebrated the final home game for seniors Wood, Daphne Skinner, Bethany Dillion, McKella Wright and Sarah Griffiths

“We came into this match knowing this was our very last game so we kind of just put it on the court,” Badgers senior outside hitter Daphne Skinner said. “(We said) Even if we are losing..we are going to keep the energy up and keep it as fun as possible.”

Most of the seniors have played with each other since freshman year. In fact, Skinner and Wood were captains on the freshman team and ended their Prescott High School volleyball careers as captains of the varsity team.

“High school would not have been as much fun without volleyball,” Wood said. “That’s how I made all of my closest best friends and it honestly was the best thing that I could ever ask for and I’m really sad to say goodbye to it.”

“I made my bestest friends here,” Skinner added. “After the season, we are all going to still hang out all the time because we all love each other so much. The best part of high school for me was playing volleyball and getting to experience this.”

Prescott High School (9-7, 8-4 4A Grand Canyon) concludes the regular season on the road Thursday, October 26th, against the Shadow Mountain High School Matadors at 6 pm.