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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL NOTEPAD: Conference 15 top spot in the sights of rivals
In terms of local teams, most of the races for volleyball conference tournament top seeds have been decided with less than two weeks remaining in the regular season.
One, however, has gotten interesting in the last week. With three straight match wins, Brooke Point has risen as a legitimate challenger to Massaponax in Conference 15. The Black–Hawks can force a tie atop the conference standings with a win over the Panthers on Tuesday.
Mountain View could complicate matters even more. If the Wildcats beat North Stafford on Tuesday and Brooke Point beats Massaponax, it would create a three-team logjam at the top.
The other conference races involving Battlefield and Commonwealth District teams are shaping up like this:
Conference 4: Colonial Forge is in control at 3–0, but it still has conference matches coming up against Riverbend (home Oct. 22), Gar–Field (home Oct. 28) and Forest Park (away Oct. 31).
Conference 22: Courtland has rolled through the conference and currently sits at 9–0 with one conference match left—at Chancellor on Monday.
Conference 27: Kettle Run is undefeated in conference play. Spotsylvania, a shoo-in for the No. 2 seed, has lost to only the Cougars in conference play. The Knights wrap up their conference schedule today against James Monroe.
RICHARDSON TOPS MARK
Courtland senior libero McKay Richardson broke the school record for career digs Tuesday night against King George. Richardson had 12 digs in the match to increase her career total to 834, which eclipses the previous record of 829 held by Kristen Smith from 2007–10.