After finishing off the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record in District 9-1A play, the Faith Academy Lady Knights staked claim to the district championship for the 16th straight year.
Marissa Przyborski led the way with 10 kills and 19 digs with Isabella Shoenborn (7 kills) and Tyler Johnston (5 kills) right behind powering Faith Academy to a win in straight sets, 25-12, 25-18, 25-23, in the finale against Southwest Christian Academy in Sugar Land.
"Southwest pulled out the stops to try and pull out a third-set win by we helped their chances with the way we played," said Lady Knights head coach Joshua McLain. "The girls pulled it together in time to finish it at the end and wrap up the district title."
Going into a bi-district championship match with Conroe Calvary Baptist, McLain knew the road ahead will only get tougher.
"Heading into the postseason it is all about what this team does to finish from here on out," he said. "Everyone has to be on the board. We are definitely capable of great things."
The team proved that to be true with a convincing win in the bi-district round, 25-10, 25-5, 25-13 to improve to 28-8-1 overall.
Przyborski once again led the offensive strike with 12 kills and eight service aces while Regan Woodley put up 11 digs in the three-set sweep to set up a meeting with Fredericksburg Heritage in the area round.
"For the most part, we looked sharp and focused against Calvary," McLain said. "We will continue to improve the details in the gym to try and get to the highest level possible. The team did a great job taking care of business and this is what we needed to do."