Volleyball honors seniors with final home win

Lady Dragons celebrate senior night, win in emotional game over Stony Point


Photo courtesy of Hope Hosgood

Lady Dragons in the huddle prior to senior night game vs. Stony Point

In the midst of cold weather and rain, the Lady Dragons returned home on Oct. 19 to play Stony Point on senior night. Seniors Abby Keilen, Katelyn Kubala, Brooklyn Johnson, Nataliya Perry,  and Alyssa Bryan were all honored prior to the start of the game. The Dragons made quick work of Stony Point sweeping them 3-0 on an emotional night.

“While we had a serious mindset for the game, we also wanted to have fun,”  Keilen said. “ We wanted to leave it all out on the court as we wore our maroon jerseys one last time.”

All five senior players were at the core of Friday’s win. Keilen and Kubala brought the heat combining for six kills and one block, while Johnson, Perry, and Bryan were stellar serving the ball combining for a total of 10 aces and 11 digs to help propel the Dragons to another district win finishing the season at 12-4.

“The thing I like most about this team has got to be the chemistry,” senior Johnson said, “We all really get along and have fun. We have grown really close which gives us a really special bond.”

As soon as the final set was won, teammates embraced all five seniors as they relished in their last moment in the Dragon gym. The team crowded half court flooded with emotion, handing out hugs left and right, and sharing some of their favorite memories from the year playing with each other.

“It was really bittersweet,” senior Bryan said. “Watching those last five points be scored was such an emotional rollercoaster, especially the final one. We were all on the sideline just hugging each other.”

The Lady Dragons continue their four game win streak as they head into the playoffs. Round Rock finished the season at 35-9 overall, 12-4 in district placing second overall right behind Vandegrift.