MADISONVILLE, Texas -- No. 2 Iola took care of Richards 25-11, 25-7, and 25-16 in the 1A Region III Quarterfinals Tuesday night.
Amanda Gooch led Iola with 16 kills.
Richards had not been to the playoffs in any sports since 2000, and the Lady Panthers not only made playoffs this season but won two matches.
Iola improves to 39-2 and will face Beckville in the Regional Semifinals Friday at 2 p.m. at Lobo Coliseum in Longview.