Gunter Brings home Volleyball State Title
In their third-straight UIL Volleyball State Tournament appearance, the Gunter Lady Tigers have secured their first state title. The team posted a semifinal victory over Columbus before headed to the state finals which would prove to be a successful revenge match against Bushland.
It took only three sets for the Lady Tigers volleyball squad to add the 2022-23 season title to their resume. During the sweep over Bushland, Gunter fought tooth-and-nail down to the wire in the first set going 29-27. The second set saw much of the same grit from both sides of the net before Gunter took set two 25-23.
Building from the momentum of the first two sets, the Lady Tigers got to work in set three posting a 25-20 victory to secure the championship for the team. Gunter senior Rayanna Mauldin was awared the UIL Class 3A Championship match MVP after posting 16 kills, two blocks, and seven digs.
Coach Gill spoke to the senior class following Gunter's victory: "We had great senior leadership communicating in that huddle... it shows a lot of maturity from the kids." She credited her athletes for taking ownership of their time on the court. That ownership helped lead the squad to a season capped with a crown!