ORLANDO — The West Orange girls volleyball team saw its historic 2014 season come to an end on Tuesday night in the regional semifinals of the Class 8A State Tournament.
The Warriors fell on the road to the Boone Braves, 3-1 (25-13, 25-21, 17-25, 25-15).
West Orange (22-7) could not overcome a slow start, dropping the first two sets to the hosts Braves (25-4). The Warriors rallied to take the third set, keeping hope alive, but went down early in the fourth set.
West Orange trailed by as many as 12 points in the fourth set before eventually falling, 25-15.
Freshman Makala Heidelberg led West Orange on the night with 11 kills, 11 digs and 1.5 blocks. Senior Jayden Davila-McClary chipped in 13 digs, 13 assist and 10 kills in the effort.
Boone advances to the regional final on Saturday and was led on Tuesday night by Oakley Attaway’s 19 kills.
Accomplishments for the Warriors this season include winning the program’s first-ever playoff game, a victory a week ago over Dr. Phillips in the regional quarterfinals, and winning the program’s first district title since 1977.