Momentum and confidence often go hand-in-hand in sports. As momentum builds, so does confidence, and vice versa.
In Thursday’s case, the momentum was on Lawton High’s side almost from the opening whistle.
The Wolverines built big leads early against Del City and never let up, winning in three sets, 25-12, 25-5, 25-13.
Lawton High (4-6) began the first set on a 10-1 run, and started the second set even better, with an 18-1 streak. Many of the points in the first set’s early run came on serves from Aliza Vargas. The Wolverines had few aces on the night, but their patience and ability to let the game come to them allowed them to get in position and moved the ball as a team to get ready for another attack.
“We focus a lot on defense and running quicks because we know that if we are able to trick the blockers on where to go with the hits, we can try to score points,” LHS Coach Carla Neininger said. “And I try to do that with all my hitters, not necessarily just my really tall middle.”