Congratulations to Plank’s 8th Grade Volleyball team for taking 1st place this weekend at the Greater Aurora Athletic Directors Association Volleyball Tournament. The ladies faced some fierce competition but worked together as a team to stand alone in the end. The Pirates opened up play against Herget Middle School from Aurora and knocked them off in 3 sets. In the semifinals the Pirates faced a tough Thompson Tiger team, but were able to take them out in 2 straight. The TraughberPanthers were waiting in the finals, and it would take 3 sets to finish them off.
The Pirates were led by strong serving from HannahBornemann(32 Points) and Lauren Alesia (23 service points).Sydni Mitchell and Katie Moran held the front line, while AnnaCrusen, Maria Siragusa and Juvia Davis passed amazingly from the back row. Finally, the team could not have continued their great effort without the rest of the team cheering them on. Great job Pirates!!!