Needing a win in the fourth set to extend the match at Pekin on Thursday, the Highland volleyball team did more than just stay alive. They made a statement.
The Huskies torched the Panthers 25-9 in the fourth and carried that momentum into the fifth. A 15-9 win in the decisive set gave Highland a winning record at 4-3, and a 2-1 record in the SEISC North.
Without enough players to scrimmage 6-on-6, it was a tough transition for Hillcrest from pre-season practice to the 3A and 4A competition at the Fairfield Varsity Quad on Thursday, August 26.
The Ravens dropped all six sets, but showed first-year coach Brandon Statler some positive things with a week to go before conference play begins.