P.K. Drops Duel Against Buchholz on Senior Night
Written By: Kailya Jackson
GAINESVILLE- Although the Blue Wave fell short on their Senior Night on Tuesday three sets to none, P.K. Yonge volleyball coach Anthony Dacanay was still very happy with the performance of his seniors.
“I am proud of them, they did a great job,” Dacanay said. “It’s tough, senior year getting a new coach. But I am so proud of them.”
The game started out going back and forth. In the first set, seniors Dallas Patterson and Alyssa King teamed up on a really good block. They took a first set lead, 7-6, following another block from Patterson. P.K. Yonge never had enough to surpass and beat the Bobcats. Buchholz ended up winning the first set, 17-25.
The second set, BHS came out the huddle determined. The Bobcats ended up gaining a four-point lead and never looked backed. BHS won the second set, 13-25. This performance fueled them on to win the rest of the game. The Blue Wave fell short on their Senior Night going into district play.
Although this was the last regular season game for the Blue Wave, the seniors are looking forward to district play tomorrow.
“I look forward to play another game,” Patterson said. “We just really need to work on team trust as well as executing.”
Patterson ended the game with two kills, one ace and two blocks. She said that she learned a lot from spending her senior year at P.K. after playing volleyball at Newberry High for three years.
“I just have to stay humble and stay true to myself,” Patterson said as she reflected on her senior year.
Be sure to continue to support the Blue Wave as they gear up for the District Semifinals. Tomorrow at P.K., they face Oak Hall school at 7 p.m.