After a frustrating defeat in which a ranked team lost to an unranked one, game-tying shots ping off goalposts, and your team falls just short of a win that would keep it in consideration for postseason play, there’s not a lot of positive things to say. Unless, of course, Justin Robinson is on your team.
After losing the second game of Tuesday’s match to Camdenton, Hickman setter Jessie Strother slowly crouched to the ground, balled up with an unbearable pain in her lower back that’s becoming all too familiar for the freshman. Strother’s 25 assists were enough to propel the Kewpies to victory over Camdenton 25-19, 21-25, 25-17. But no one except Strother was sure she would play in the third game.