Lexington falls to Wando in Class 5A Lower State volleyball final
The 2009 season was the last time Lexington High School reached the state championship match in volleyball.
It also marked the start of a long losing streak to Wando High School.
On Tuesday, the Lady Wildcats looked to used their homecourt advantage to end both droughts in the Class 5A Lower State final.
Despite a heavy blue contingent of fans, the Lady Warriors were unintimidated by the surroundings. They defeated Lexington in 3 sets (25-23, 25-10, 25-17) to once again advance to the state championship Saturday at White Knoll High School.
It was the 16th consecutive loss to the Lady Warriors for Lexington (36-8). The Lady Wildcats trailed early 14-8 in the first set, but rallied to deadlock it at 22-22.
A costly serve into the net by Lexington put Wando ahead 23-22 and it was able to close out the first set. The Lady Warriors carried over the momentum into the second set where they jumped out to a comfortable lead and was never threatened by Lexington.
The Lady Wilcats fought back in the third set. They had a 7-4 lead early which forced the only timeout utilized by the Lady Warriors.
Wando regrouped and eventually pulled away to take the match. Another errant serve by Lexington closed out the match.
The Lady Warriors (49-3) will face Upper State champion Nation Ford in the title match at 7 p.m.