The Lady Raiders fell to the undefeated and #1 seeded Jamestown Jayhawks in the Region 3 semi-finals. The match was best out of five and FM fell 3-0; 14-25, 14-25, and 20-25.
In the first set, FM cut the JCC lead to 7-9 on a Bri Egan kill. Jamestown used their stellar defense to hold off a Raider come back and FM took a 14-25 loss.
In the second set, FM tied it 8-8, but Jamestown scores six straight points and the Raiders couldn't recover. The Jayhawks won 25-14.
In the third set, FM would not go down easy. Julie Hampton gave FM its biggest lead 12-8 on an ace. Megan Ryder put FM ahead 18-17, but Jamestown was too much down the stretch for the Raiders and sealed the victory, 25-20.
"I am very proud of the success of this team. Having just seven girls, one who never played before, and to be able to make it to the semi-finals of the Regional tournament is something to admire. The heart of these girls is unspeakable and I feel very honored to have coached these girls," said Salvione.
FM finishes another stellar season, with a 21-8 record. The FM community, administrators, parents and fans are all so proud of the commitment and dedication of all of the players and coaches this season. Congratulations on an amazing season!