Kee volleyball team pulls off upset at 10th-rated Dunkerton in five-set marathon to earn opportunity for State Tournament berth in Region 5 championship match


Freshman firepower ... Kee volleyball freshman Jada Mitchell blasts this kill attempt in the Hawks’ five-set Class 1A Region 5 semifinals victory at 10th-rated Dunkerton Thursday, October 26. Mitchell hammered out seven kills, had two digs and denied three solo blocks while assisting on another net halt in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee volleyball team took another thrilling step down the postseason tournament trail, taking fans on yet another rollercoaster ride to the brink of yet another history-making possibility for Kee High School. In their Class 1A Region 5 semifinal match at 10th-rated Dunkerton Thursday, October 26, the Hawks swept the first two sets of the match, 27-25 and 25-20, but then suffered losses of 16-25 and 20-25 to bring the match to a decisive fifth set, where the Kee netters once again appeared to have their season on the ropes, but battled their way back once again to secure the set-five win, 15-10, and the match victory.

Improving to a 21-14 match record, the volleyball Hawks were next scheduled to play Tuesday, October 31 in the Region 5 championship match for the right to play in the Class 1A State Tournament. The Kee netters will be matched up against Class 1A seventh-rated Tripoli, a team sporting a 24-13 match record. That match was scheduled to be played at Crestwood High School in Cresco, beginning at 7 p.m., with the winner advancing on to that season grand finale to be played November 7-10 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

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