The Holly varsity volleyball team had an outstanding season, and accomplished some things that haven’t been done in a long time.
The Bronchos won 32 matches, just one victory short of the school record. The squad won its division of the Metro League title, the first since the 1993-94 school year. However, the team came short in one area — the district.
Facing a tough district, the Bronchos lost to Lake Orion 25-14, 25-15, 25-16 in semifinal action, Wednesday.
“We didn’t have the outcome we hoped for,” Holly varsity volleyball coach Deena Maher said. “We didn’t give our best and as a result we were not competitive. But the season as a whole was a great season, one of the best Holly has ever had and we can hold our hats on that. It’s not the step I wanted to take, but it still is a step and it’s something to celebrate.”
Lake Orion began its district title run with a victory against state-ranked Clarkston. An honorable mention squad themselves, Lake Orion was going to be a tough battle for the Bronchos, but it wasn’t the loss that bothered Maher. It’s how the match was lost.
“I want the program that can look much further than the Metro League,” Maher said. “Yes, we have a tough district, but we have the talent to compete with these teams.”