Brookland-Cayce return to the region volleyball throne this season after an absence of two years, and the Bearcats hope the trend continues in the playoffs where they are focused on return to the state championship match for the first time since 2006.
“We have six seniors who have been in the program since middle school and they deserve to be at White Knoll (for the finals),” said first-year B-C coach Elaine Remia.
“I think we have the team to take them there.”
The Bearcats got off to their usual fast playoff start on Tuesday, needing only about 45 minutes to dispatch Wilson 3-0 in a Class 3A the first-round mismatch. The Bearcats cruised past the Tigers 25-5, 25-12, 25-9.
It was B-C’s 14th straight playoff opening win since joining the 3A ranks in 1996.
“The real strength of this team is the veteran leadership by our six seniors,” said Remia. “These seniors are really focused on team first. It’s like a big, extended family.”
The Bearcats had such an easy time against Wilson, there was no opportunity to ring up impressive stats. Alley Greer, a 6-foot-1 senior, has a team high 12 kills and all-around senior standout Ashlyn Hicks had 10 digs.
B-C will host either Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach in second-round play on Thursday. Myrtle Beach sent the Bearcats packing in the second round last season. It was the earliest playoff exit for B-C in 12 years.