CPVB confident about another trip to state tournament

Lauren Kriss

With a 29-4 win record already and the district tournament fast approaching, varsity volleyball is well on their way to a spot in the state tournament on Nov. 22.

For juniors Courtnee Curl and Dana Teets the most difficult part of possibly winning the state tournament is going to be getting through district.

“All the teams are going to be after us because we went to the state tournament [last year],” Teets said.

This year, the team is focused on working hard and building a support system.

“We have to keep pushing ourselves harder than we have before,” Teets said.Besides putting in the hours every day at 7:00 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m, they also focus on building a strong emotional bond with weekly team dinners and team bonding activities. For every home game, each pair of “Home Game Sisters” give each other little gifts at the end of the match.

For Curl, the small team has enabled them to become a lot closer.

“The smaller team makes us more like a family,” Curl said.

Senior Hailey Roberts thinks the family dynamic will propel the Lady T-Wolves this season.

“We are excited about this year because we are really close,” Roberts said.

After a loss to Dripping Springs, they’ve won their past three games, including a three-set sweep against Rouse on Sep. 24. Curl is confident that she and the rest of her team will be able to get to state if they stay on track.

“The losses we’ve had are preventable and we can make up for them,” Curl said.

The Lady Timberwolves next game is against Leander at LHS for the “Burger Bash” on Sep. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Senior Jenna Minor and junior Courtnee Curl go up for a block against New Braunfels Canyon on Sept. 17. Photo by Sam Geesin
The Lady T-wolves stand for the National Anthem before the Rouse match on Sept. 23. Photo by Lauren Kriss