Photos from: MHS Athletics Facebook page
Murphy High School’s volleyball team has been on a tear this season. So much so, that they’ve only lost one set the entire season. Not one match, one single set!
The Bulldogs found themselves in their final match of the season against Robbinsville this past week.
They won the first set 25-7, second set 25-12, and the final set 25-20 to sweep the Black Knights and secure their fourth straight SMC Conference title.
That means that Seniors like Grace Nelson, Sarah Pullium and Olivia Cook will graduate without knowing what its like to NOT win a conference title, which is pretty special.
Head Coach Nikol Watson has done an outstanding job with these ladies and has not let coaching in a pandemic detour her from coaching a winning team.
Regular Season stats are as follows:
Murphy will host Lincoln Charter in the first round of the NCHSAA playoffs on Tuesday of this coming week.
The Playoff seeding was different this year because of the pandemic. Only 32 teams made the playoffs instead of 64, and the seeding was randomly chosen. It looks like Murphy drew the number 7 seed.
The playoff schedule is as follows:
- Jan. 12: First round
- Jan. 14: Second round
- Jan. 16: Third round
- Jan. 19: Regional championships
- Jan. 23: State championships