Lebo volleyball wins first state championship with three-set victory over Hannover

Lebo Volleyball lifts the Class 1A-Division II state championship Saturday morning at White Auditorium. Dylan Sherwood/KVOE Sports

The third time was the charm of Lebo’s volleyball team Saturday morning at the Class 1A-Division II State Tournament held at White Auditorium.

After finishing second in a row for the past two years, Wolves have finally managed to lift a state championship. Lebo beat Hanover, 25-13, 21-25, 25-23, to win the program’s first state championship. Lebo qualified for the championship game with a 25-18, 25-22 victory over Attica in the semi-finals.

Wolves were down 20-16 in the third set, scoring six consecutive points to take a 22-20 lead. Even with Hannover tying the game at 23, Lebo closed the game with consecutive points.

Lebo’s coach Gina Peek says hard work pays off in the long run.

Senior Brooklyn Jones had the kill to give Wolves the win. Her sister, Abigail was able to set her up for match point.

Wolves end their season with a 44-1 record and finished the season on a 41-game winning streak.

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