Three times in the last four seasons, the Ridge Point Panthers’ volleyball team has made the trip to Garland for the state tournament.
All three times, the Panthers have exited still searching for that elusive state title.
The Lady Panthers fell to the Keller Lady Indians by a score of 3-2 (25-22, 24-26, 11-25, 26-24, 11-15) Friday night at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland to end their season in the Class 6A state semifinals. Ridge Point finished the season with a 38-11 overall record.
Head coach Lauryn Bailey and the Lady Panthers will graduate six seniors in Alexis Roberson, Nina Moorer, Kayla Wilson, Allyson Anaya, Nylah Raspberry and McKenna Manthey, but they will look to reload next year, and look to be in good shape.
They will likely return Sydney Jordan, a junior who led the squad with 367 kills and was third with 465 digs entering play Friday. Sophomore Lauren Battle had the team’s fourth-most digs (398) entering Friday’s match and will likely come back, as will Carrington Cook, Kennedi Rogers and Arissa Smith, who all had at least 100 kills this season.