The Faith Academy Lady Knights volleyball squad wrapped up their home slate last Thursday and honored their lone senior, Tyler Johnston, before moving to 8-0 in district play with only two games remaining in the regular season.
Before Faith Academy’s final home contest, the rest of the Lady Knights squad read the poem they wrote in honor of the lone senior and captain and presented Johnston with gifts as part of the pregame ceremonies.
“Tyler has provided leadership for a very young team,” Faith Academy head coach Deborah Boudoin said. “Our success is a product of how this team has come together and embraced their winning volleyball traditions established by the Lady Knights teams that came before them.”
Last week began with a trip to Paratus Classical Academy on Tuesday for a non-district contest that Faith Academy won in three sets. Boudoin said she was pleased with the effort put forth and sees the team trending in the right direction with the postseason looming.
“We handled free-balls well and took some good swings on offense,” the coach said. “This team is beginning to gel at the right time as we move ahead in our district matches and prepare for the intensity of the playoffs.”
Sophomore Chesney Johnston led the offense with 14 kills and added four aces, four assists, two blocks and a dig while her sister Tyler led the Lady Knights with 17 aces and 11 assists and added three kills and two digs.
“Chesney dominated the net putting away any overpasses with true power. This was an outstanding offensive effort. Tyler provided leadership and contributed a strong serving performance,” Boudoin said of the Johnston sisters’ performances.
Reagan Shepherd totaled three kills, two aces and two digs, Ella Polston contributed three kills and four digs, Ary Castillo collected four aces and two digs, Skyler Pyka and Alyza Marcotte each recorded three digs and Maddie Odom registered a dig.
That led Faith Academy into a district tilt against Cypress Covenant Academy and although the Lady Knights fell behind early, they fought back to tie the set at 24 points apiece. Even though Cypress Covenant took the first set, 26-24, Faith Academy bounced back to win the next three sets to remain undefeated in district play with an 8-0 record.