After being upset in the opening round of the Class 3A Area 14 Tournament last fall, the Pisgah volleyball team made securing the program’s first ever Super Regional appearance its mission this season.
In a rematch with Sylvania, the Eagles accomplished that mission on Monday.
Now Pisgah (12-12) resets its goals as they head into today’s Class 3A North Super Regional matchup against No. 5-ranked Pleasant Valley. The match begins at 10:15 a.m. in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center’s South Hall.
“Making it to super regionals was our main goal this year,” Heard said. “Now that we have made it, we have had to redirect that goal. Our new goal is to play the best we can and not worry about the environment around us. I want my girls to give it everything they have no matter what competition we face,” Pisgah coach Chrystal Heard said. “All season I have continued to tell them to worry about or fix themselves. We can’t control the competition. We can only control us. So our goal now is to play to the very best of our ability.”
The Pisgah-Pleasant Valley winner plays the West Morgan-Susan Moore winner in the quarterfinals Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The top four teams at the super regional advance to AHSAA State Volleyball Tournament at Birmingham Crossplex next week.
Pleasant Valley (34-11) advanced to the super regional by sweeping Piedmont and Walter Wellborn to win the 3A Area 12 championship.
“Pleasant View is a very strong team,” Heard said. “We can’t make silly mistakes and help them in any way. We have to make them earn their points.”