Volleyball Season Recap

Volleyball Season Recap
Posted on 08/13/2018
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After defeating Apopka on Wednesday night our boys volleyball team advances to the final four for their third consecutive year!
After an hour delay, Apopka walked into the Kingdom with a team full of 6 footers that looked like the Orlando Magic; they definitely made their presence known. Nerves were high and you could sense the tension in the building during warm-ups, as both teams got prepared for their big game. It didn’t take long for our gentlemen to set the tone as they played their style of volleyball. After some tremendous defensive stops by our libero Cesar Yanez, we knew we were going to give this team a run for their money. One of my many favorite sayings is “Offense wins games and defense wins championships.” We have defense! Our gentlemen got team captain Jariel Giraud going early. After a few stops and great execution, setter Antonio Medina was able to perfectly feed our attacker Giraud the ball for some amazing kills. Apopka had absolutely no answer for this. Giraud must have had at least 20 kills in Wednesday night’s game. It didn’t matter where on the court he placed it, it was not getting returned. We have offense! There was no turning back for our Knights who remained focused and finished out the game in their traditional two sets. Our gentlemen have home court advantage on Monday as they face our former rivals Avalon Middle School at 5:30pm.
Our Lady Knights traveled to Bridgewater Middle School where they faced the four-peat county champions. The Knights knew this was not going to be an easy one, but they went there prepared and with purpose. Our ladies battled back from a 0-7 point deficit early on and competed. They lost the first set 18-25. However, our ladies kept fighting, getting their hands on everything and diving for every ball they found within reach. They made some outstanding plays. Coach Vazquez used every trick in the book and coached until the last point, but Bridgewater simply had too many weapons. We are extremely proud of our Lady Knights volleyball team and Coach Vazquez for their winning season and for continuing our Knights tradition of making it to playoffs.


History has been made! After defeating the Avalon Huskies in just two sets, our Lake Nona Boys Volleyball team will advance to the county championship game for the FIRST time in program history! Our gentlemen play Maitland Middle School at home starting at 6:00pm! Please come out for this historic night in the Kingdom! This is definitely one you do not want to miss.