Warriors Continue Win Streak with a Record Breaking Night

Katrina Cowder reaches milestone and breaks the school record.
Katrina Cowder holds her ball after reaching 1000 kills and breaking the school record.
Katrina Cowder holds her ball after reaching 1000 kills and breaking the school record.
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Last week the Lady Warrior volleyball team hosted two home games on Tuesday, October 10th, and Thursday, October 12th. On Tuesday, they played Moshannon Valley. Both games would be memorable because before the game started on Tuesday, they recognized and celebrated their seniors as well as Mo Valley’s seniors for senior night. The Warriors swept Mo Valley in three sets. Then, before the game on Thursday, the team recognized the Williamson family, specifically Kelly, and her battle with breast cancer. The student section and all of the fans wore pink to show their support for the Williamson family. They played Glendale and once again won by sweeping them in three sets.

Tuesday’s game was a game that West Branch’s own Katrina Cowder will remember for the rest of her life. During the third set, Katrina reached an impressive career milestone of getting one thousand kills. She only needed 11 kills to reach the milestone before the game started. Once she got her one-thousandth kill, the game stopped and everyone took a few moments to cheer for Katrina. She was given balloons that spelled out the number one thousand and the student section also held up posters that said the same. Then, when the game resumed, Katrina broke the school’s all-time kill record of one thousand and one that was previously held by Mariah McDowell. Both of these milestones are huge accomplishments for Katrina as she will get her name put up on the 1,000 kills banner in the gym and she will also get her own ball put into the trophy case outside of the gym. When asked about how she feels about reaching these milestones, Katrina said, “I feel really happy and proud about my accomplishments of reaching 1,000 kills and breaking the school record. My priorities since I was in 3rd grade have always been school and volleyball. I love this sport with my entire heart and I’m incredibly happy to see that my hard work and dedication has started to pay off”.

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