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Senior night goes just right for WHHS

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 30, 2003

The six seniors on the Western Hills Lady Wolverines volleyball team could not have scripted a better senior night.

Playing the last home game of their high school careers, all six seniors were on the floor together for the first time all season playing the entire match and beating Garrard County 25-15, 25-14.

For Crystal Benge, Marissa Brewer, Brittany Cable, Page Davis, Lucy Eversman and Caroline Wingate, the chance to play together on a special night proved to be a game to remember.

“It is so awesome to have the seniors play both games all the way around,” Davis said. “And it really means a lot (to us) to be on a team for four years and have the girls pull it together even though you don’t play those spots, you pull it together and have the whole team out there.”

The chance that all six seniors were able to finally compete together on senior night proved to be pure coincidence. At no point this season were all six seniors healthy. Just recently Benge returned after missing a few weeks with mono, Davis returned recently after suffering from strep throat and Eversman was sick for a short time as well.

Coach Kristi Buffenmyer applauded her seniors’ performance, and felt the seniors finally having a chance to play together will prove valuable for the remainder of the season.

“That’s was really good for them,” Buffenmyer said. “They definitely needed the boost of confidence. We’ve not really had a good season this year so to have all six seniors healthy and playing together made a big difference.

“And it’s a good time of year to have that happen because we’re headed into the district tournament.”

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