The amazing season for the Goodland volleyball team will end up going the distance.
With Goodland’s three sets to two victory over Hays TMP in the state quarterfinal dual GHS advanced to the 3A state tournament in Hutchison. The Cowgirls will be one of just four teams that remain with the opportunity to take home a state championship.
In what turned out to be an absolute classic match on Tuesday night, Goodland prevailed over Hays Thomas More Prep-Marion inside TMP’s Al Billinger Fieldhouse in five sets. Goodland took set one closely, 25-23. Then lost the second set 25-17. Goodland bounced back with a five point win in set three. Set four saw the Monarchs win the most lopsided of the sets, 25-15 and then in the final set Goodland got out to two nice leads only to see TMP come back. But in the end Goodland held on to win 16-14.
The win was the 29th in a row for (34-5) Goodland who still has not lost since mid September.
The Cowgirls we play at the Hutchison Sports Arena on Saturday, starting early at 9:45 MT with pool play against the three other qualifiers: West Franklin, Sabeata & the winner of Cheney & Smoky Valley.