Lawton Christian wins state volleyball title
DEL CITY A long day's work was certainly worth the effort, as Lawton Christian's volleyball team returned home on Saturday with a state championship in tow.
Playing six matches on Saturday was grueling for LCS, but the end result was the third state title in four years and a fourth-straight trip to the state finals.
The Crusaders won the Heartland Christian Athletic Association 3A state title by beating Destiny Christian, 26-24, 25-14.
Lawton Christian lost to the host team from Destiny Christian earlier in the day during pool play, but rebounded in the tournament portion of the day and came away with the title.
"The girls were really able to handle the pressure and the emotion of being in the finals, I think they were more mentally prepared for what came at them," Lawton Christian head coach Alisha Corrales said.
Destiny Christian came out swinging in the championship match, taking the early lead and putting the LCS players on their heels.
"They had the home crowd advantage, but the girls kept it tight," Corrales said.
LCS and Destiny battled back and forth through the first set, leading to a 25-24 lead for Lawton Christian and match point.