Spain Park continues to hold Class 7A, Area 6 region title
Published 11:29 pm Thursday, October 13, 2022
By LAUREN SEXTON | Sports Reporter
HOOVER – Spain Park, Chelsea, Hewitt-Trussville, and Oak Mountain all competed for the chance to be crowned region champion and progress to the Super Regional tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Host Spain Park came out victoriously in the tournament and won the covenant Class 7A, Area 6 region trophy for the third straight year in a row. The Jaguars and runner-up Oak Mountain will both progress to the Super Regional tournament.
Spain Park started the tournament with a 3-0 sweep against the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies. The Jaguars won the first set after holding a considerably large lead over the Huskies. Spain Park secured their first win of the evening 25-10.
The Jaguars continued to hold a significant lead in the second and third set in their first match against opponent Hewitt-Trussville. Spain Park defeated the Huskies 25-16 in the second set and won the third and final set 25-18.
Spain Park’s first win of the evening secured their spot in the championship match later in the evening and their place at the Super Regional Tournament the following week.
Chelsea and Oak Mountain played one last match against each other for the 2022 season. The Hornets and the Eagles had three incredibly close sets, but Oak Mountain managed to defeat Chelsea in another 3-0 sweep in the Wednesday night tournament.
The first set was the beginning of three close wins for the Eagles. Despite Chelsea’s best efforts in keeping the score neck to neck, the Hornets fell to Oak Mountain 25-22.
The Hornets continued to keep Oak Mountains on their toes throughout the second set by making a serval point comeback, however, the Eagles secured another win by defeating Chelsea 25-23.
Oak Mountain concluded the match against Chelsea in a thrilling third and final match beating the Hornets 26-24. Chelsea had made a four-point comeback towards the end of the set, however, Oak Mountain won the match 3-0.
Both Oak Mountain and Spain Park secured their spot in the Super Regional tournament for the following week of their regional tournament. The Eagles and the Jaguars faced off one final time in the championship. Spain Park concluded the evening with another 3-0 sweep.
The first set of the championship match started with a large lead from the Jaguars winning 25-12. Spain Park continued to hold a lead in the last two sets of the championship match defeating Oak Mountain 25-9 in the second set and 25-13 in the third and final set.
Spain Park has now continued to hold on to the Area Title for the third consecutive season in a row and will progress to the Super Regional tournament. Runner-up Oak Mountain will also continue in the post-season as they will also continue their season at the Super Regional tournament.