Standout volleyball players at Siegel have come and gone, but the results have remained the same.

Thursday night was no different as Siegel defeated Bradley Central 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-22) at home in the Sectional to reach the TSSAA state tournament that will be held Tuesday through Friday in Murfreesboro.

This is the 13th straight year Siegel has played in the Sectional.

"Your players have to buy in and the younger players bought in," Siegel coach Trish Flowers said. "I have to shout out to my two seniors (Nialah) Gupton and (Brooke) Gilleland for being leaders. Both of them love playing volleyball. There will be some tough teams in the field this year, but we have to respect our opponent."

Siegel won the first set 25-12, and in the second set, the serves of Siegel took over. Elena Hansen, Emma Ridgley and Zoey Smith were very effective serving, and up front Brooke Gilleland and Cate Schroer did damage in the next two sets as Siegel got the sweep and will make its 14th state tournament appearance and eighth in the last nine seasons.

"We wanted to get them out of (their) system and disrupt their passing and offense," Smith said. "We wanted to serve flat, fast and deep."

One of Siegel's nemesis in the state tournament has been Brentwood, but the Bruins were eliminated by Nolensville.

Oakland falls but Eagleville advances

Oakland fell on the road at Cleveland 3-0 to finish its season 17-6 under first-year coach Cheyenne Johnson.

Eagleville went on the road and made the state tournament with a 3-0 straight-set win over Watertown to make its first state tournament appearance since 2015.

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