AGWSR doesn’t quit in upset of No. 8 GV Park Baptist


Members of the AGWSR volleyball team celebrate after upsetting No. 8 Grandview Park Baptist on Friday, Nov. 1 at Gilbert. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)


GILBERT – When it comes to the post-season, throw out the records.

AGWSR’s volleyball team did just that and showed no fear against No. 8 Grandview Park Baptist School on Friday, Nov. 1 in the Class 1A Region 4 tournament to upset the Defenders in five sets.

The Cougars showed no quit and were in excellent position all night in the 26-24, 23-25, 25-20, 15-25, 16-14 victory.

When the final kill attempt by Grandview Park fell out of bounds untouched, it set off a celebration that was deserving of the moment.

“I think that fifth game it came down to who wanted it more,” Senior hitter Alexa Johnson said. “As a team, we had the bench fired up, we had the crowd fired up, it got us pumped up even more, so it was definitely exciting.”