Last year this time, McIntosh had enough talent, but lacked the execution and ultimately fell short in the championship game.
Fast forward to 2013, and after 365 days of agonizing over what would’ve, could’ve and should’ve been, the Chiefs executed their talent to perfection by knocking off Sequoyah, 3-1 (25-11, 25-18, 21-25, 25-15), to clinch the Class AAAAA volleyball crown.
“From the first day we got together this summer, winning the championship has been our focus,” McIntosh coach Wendy Weaver said. “Playing aggressively has been the key for us all season, especially tonight (Friday). We kept them (Sequoyah) on their heels, which allowed us to control the pace.”
McIntosh is a veteran-laden team, and its seniors showed up in big fashion when it counted the most.
Outside hitters Abbi Schelkopf and Rhana Mitchell put up solid numbers all evening, as Schelkopf recorded 18 digs and Mitchell added 12 digs with 20 kills.
Setters Mollie Michel and Rhegan Mitchell, Rhana’s twin sister, conducted the flow on offense with fluidity, posting 24 and 19 assists apiece.