Reedy Volleyball Team Advances to State Tournament

The Reedy High School volleyball team is headed to the UIL State Tournament, making history as the first Frisco ISD volleyball team to advance to the state semifinals.

Reedy will play Liberty Hill on Friday (Nov. 18) at 11 a.m. in the first Class 5A state semifinal at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland (tickets now available). The winner of Reedy (27-13) and Liberty Hill (42-10) will play either Colleyville Heritage (41-7) or Montgomery Lake Creek (32-16) in the 5A state championship at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Reedy earned the state berth with a hard-fought victory over Wakeland on Saturday in the 5A Region 2 championship match at Prosper ISD’s Rock Hill High School. Reedy beat Wakeland in three nail-biter sets, 30-28, 29-27 and 26-24. The victory ended a long winning streak for Wakeland (33-5), which finished undefeated in District 9-5A this season, including a pair of wins over Reedy.

Reedy tied for second in 9-5A and was slotted as the district’s third seed in the playoffs, but the Lions have looked like a championship contender throughout the postseason. Reedy knocked out highly regarded McKinney North in the region semifinal before beating an excellent Wakeland team in the final.

Reedy’s victory over Wakeland might have surprised some people, but not the Reedy players or coaches. The Lions, who lost to Lovejoy in the regional final last year, just seem to be peaking at the right time.

“I don’t think anybody played over their heads,” Reedy coach Katie Rudd told the Dallas Morning News after the match Saturday. “I think everybody just did their job.”

The next job will be a win in the state semifinals to extend the deepest playoff run ever by a Frisco ISD volleyball team. Good luck to Reedy!

UIL State Volleyball Tournament Schedule, Tickets and other Information

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