Wilson Memorial volleyball celebrates first state title in 18 years

FISHERSVILLE, Va. (WHSV) -- For the first time since 1999, the Wilson Memorial High School girls volleyball team won a state championship this weekend.

The Wilson Memorial High School girls' volleyball team won its first state championship trophy since 1999.

The girls played Saturday in Richmond and won in a thriller. They took the title in the fifth set, earning four points in a row.

One player said the feeling of being a state champion still has not set in yet, but everyone seemed to agree on one thing — the intensity of the match winning point.

"It was amazing," Madison Lam, a senior, said. "It was like the best feeling ever."

As the suspense built, so did the payoff.

"It was phenomenal," Emma Nargi, also a senior, said." I think the tension really built up right before that. Having it all relieved at the same time was really nice.

Lauren Grove, the team's head coach, said she's had trouble keeping up with all the messages she's received.

"I haven't even checked all my email yet," Grove said.

As for the bus ride back, the girls said they were pretty quiet and too exhausted to celebrate.