Mission Accomplished

Kingwood Park punches ticket to state

Kingwood Park (38-11) is heading to its first-ever state tournament Vype

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HOUSTON – It was a moment they’ve been all working for.

Kingwood Park coach Kelly Miser, pacing the sidelines in a dark green dress with white polka-dotted dress, watched as junior Alia Williams – who had 11 kills – flew through the air, swung her right arm and sent the ball where no Friendswood defender could get it.

The players collapsed to the court into a dog-pile as their teammates rushed the court, Miser in the midst of the madness dropped to her knees and screamed in joy.

Kingwood Park, after falling in the 2017 Region III-5A Final, had come back to the very place they lost last year and punched its ticket to the UIL State Volleyball Tournament with a 3-1 (25-21, 24-26, 25-21, 25-17) victory against Friendswood on Saturday.

“That was the coolest moment of my career,” Miser said about watching her players celebrate on the court. “That made all the long hours, the work, everything they’ve put it; it just made it all worth while.”

 

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