June 4, 2023

A team with state title potential saw itself fall short on Tuesday night.

Creek Wood volleyball fell three sets to two in their region semifinal.

A disappointing turn of events for a team with all the workings of a title contender.

We talked about it all year.

With Nolensville, Portland, and Camden all vacating AA volleyball in the state, the Lady Red Hawks were primed for a great run.

They seemed as if they would make good on that run losing just seven games all year, most of which before the half point of their season.

They dominated teams like Clarkesville, who won their region in dominant fashion.

After little to no struggle in their district tournament, Creek Wood went to White House Heritage to take on White House for the region semifinal, and the only crack in their armor reared its ugly head.

The Lady Red Hawks, because they were so talented, had a habit of coming out flat.

In their losses and plenty of their wins, Creek Wood coasted.

They showed an ability to step up when needed, again see Clarkesville, but many times they depended on just being superior.

It nearly cost them their regular-season battle at home with Dickson County and it ultimately did cost them in regionals.

A five-set thriller, Creek Wood just simply could not find that one or two balls that bounced their way.

It was a great season, arguably one of the best ever, for the Lady Red Hawks.

However, seniors like Dillion Daniel and Hanna Gossage will now be remembered along with the rest of this team as coming so close, not finishing what others started.

As I have said in other articles, keep an eye on coach Jeremy Baker, however.

He is building a very strong program, and they have plenty of talent returning.

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