Washington falls to Fike

Published 8:58 pm Thursday, October 18, 2012

Washington’s Megan Corey (left) and the Pam Pack volleyball team played in their first playoff match since 1997 against Fike on Thursday and fell in five sets. (WDN Photo/Brian Haines)

The Washington volleyball team’s historic season came to an end on Thursday as the Pam Pack fell in five games to Fike in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs.
Playing in its first postseason game since 1997, the third-seeded Pam Pack (12-9, Costal Conference) gave Fike (20-3), the No. 2 seed from the Big East, all it could handle before falling 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 19-25, 15-12.
“We definitely played hard,” Washington coach Kelly Slade said. “We definitely went out there and left everything on the floor. We had a back-and-forth match with Fike but they just finished it in the end. Overall, the team worked hard and they went out there and gave their best.”
Junior middle hitter Megan Corey gave her best performance of the year as she smashed a season-high 30 kills and blocked two attempts.
Senior Lacie Anglim handed out 16 assists, while Adriana Tyson had eight kills and three blocks, Caylee Jackson tallied six kills and senior Justyce McKissick chipped in four kills.
Slade said the Pack was pumped before the game and was happy that Anglim and McKissick got to make a playoff appearance before they graduated.
“The energy before the game was intense, it was a good place to be,” Slade said. “The girls were very excited and my two seniors were so thrilled to be there and I’m really happy for them that they could finish up their careers at Washington High School making the postseason.”