Article by Kathy Bullis
Whitewater High School Head Volleyball Coach
Photos Courtesy of Bob Mischka
The Whitewater Whippet Volleyball team became Regional Champs on Saturday, April 10th. In the Regional Semi-Finals the Whippets took care of Jefferson when they defeated the Eagles 3-0 by the scores of 25-8, 25-8, and 25-17.
Senior Cora Linos collected her 2,000th assist early in the match. Fortunately, we had the opportunity to take a time out so the team could celebrate her hitting this milestone. Cora will go down in the Whippet record books as one of the all-time best setters the program has ever had.
After the win, the Whippets went to a large group room in the high school to refuel, rehydrate, and watch the second regional final between Big Foot and Fort Atkinson. Fort defeated Big Foot 3 games straight also.
In the third match of the day, Whitewater battled a very strong Fort Atkinson team for the Regional Title. The games were very close, but ultimately it came down to serving and defense. Whitewater’s sophomore defensive specialist Cali Kopecky came up big in both those areas for the Whippets. She served 100% on 17 attempts and had 2 serving aces. Cali had 7 crucial digs during the match. Her growth this season has been amazing and is a huge part of the team’s success.
Whitewater is awaiting the results of other regional matches to see who they will play and when. Whitewater does know they will travel to Oshkosh West on Tuesday, April 13, to play in the Sectional Semi-Final. The Sectional Final will also be played that night. (Playoff Bracket)
I would like to send a heartfelt Thank You to all the fans who were able to attend the game and to all who watched the live stream. The support is greatly appreciated.
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