Lady Knights ready for postseason

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Owning a perfect 9-0 record heading into its final district game, the Faith Academy Lady Knights volleyball squad is poised for another deep postseason run in 2019.

Coming off 3-0 wins over Beren Academy at home and Oaks Adventist School on the road two weeks ago, the Lady Knights added a 3-0 win over Cypress Covenant last week before finishing the week open with the county fair going on.

This week, the regular season closed with Faith Academy traveling to Southwest Christian to lock in the playoff picture going into the bi-district round which will start at the end of this week.

Sitting atop the standings in District 10-1A, the Lady Knights will play host to the third seed from District 9 to start the 2019 run to the state championship.

"We are getting everyone's best shot at this point," said head coach Joshua McLain after the three-set win over Cypress Covenant, 25-14, 27-25 and 25-12. "It was close in the second set because we missed serves and got away from some defensive things but those are fixable in the gym.

"From this point forward, we will work on things, make adjustments in practice and it will be on us to carry them throughout the matches," he continued.

Senior outside hitter Marissa Przyborski registered an 11-kill performance in the penultimate district contest where Faith Academy also held a Dig Pink night where a silent auction was held during the matches to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

"Our parents and school community did a great job with the event and we raised a good amount to help some people close to us who are battling cancer," McLain said.

Before then, freshman hitter Ella Polston stepped up last week to provide the Lady Knights with solid play from both the front and back rows to keep them undefeated in district play.

In addition, the junior varsity squad got extra reps in at the Hill Country tournament where Faith Academy came out with an even 3-3 record with two wins coming over Yoakum and another over River City. Shiner, Austin Regents and Hill Country all took wins from the Lady Knights.

"We needed more game time for our JV and this was a good tournament for them," McLain added. "The team worked on some things and got better over the weekend."

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