Top 10 Stories – #10 (Tie) – Volleyball Team Makes State Quarterfinals

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With the departure of head coach Katie Kreimer, the Republic volleyball team had a lot of question marks heading into the 2011 season. But new coach Piper Wright and her squad answered those questions and more, racking up 30 wins on the way to a third state quarterfinal appearance in five years.

Republic captured the district title with a dramatic win over Nixa, avenging an earlier loss, 28-26 18-25 25-14. You can see video of that win here, or read the recap.

The Lady Tigers traveled to Jefferson City for the sectional and quarterfinal matches. They pounded Jefferson City 25-18 25-19, before dropping a three-set heartbreaker to Ozark, 26-24, 19-25, 25-18.

The season ended with a record of 30-6-3.

Here are photos from the quarterfinals, and the district tournament. You can see all the photos from the season here.

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