Multiple Teams · Joyner, Vines stand out

By Travis Martinez | Herald Correspondent

The Killeen volleyball team’s season came to a disappointing ending Monday night. The Lady Roos fell to Duncanville 3-2 (22-25, 25-18, 20-25, 25-11, 15-7). But there was still plenty of positives that came out of a good season.

The Lady Roos ended the season with a record of 21-15 and a third-place finish in a tough District 8-6A.

After missing the playoffs in 2015, the team returned to the postseason this season and head coach Joanne Knowles expects this to be a trend with Lady Kangaroo volleyball.

Junior Alia Vines and Senior Tiara Joyner both were vital parts in helping the Lady Roos stay toe-to-toe with the Lady Panthers.

Vines had a team-high 18 kills, while Joyner contributed 15.

“Alia is one of those players who is all over the court,” Knowles said. “She makes her presence known on the court and is one of those players who can bring your team back on her back if we are down in a hole.”