Cowgirls quietly defeat Keller in three games

By Seth Slover
Staff Writer

The Cowgirl volleyball team hosted the Keller Indians on Tuesday night just after 6:30.  The Cowgirls, from the start, were ready to play.  In a game that was less heavily attended than some previous home games, the home team jumped on the Indians early, maintaining three or four point lead throughout the first game of the match.

“One reason we played so smoothly tonight was that we played together from the start.  We got on a pretty good role early,” Junior Jordan Jones said.

With a lead that was eventually extended to a 22-13 lead, the Cowgirls rolled on to a victory of the first of what would eventually be three games.

Game two began with Keller jumping out to an early lead, largely due to fantastic blocking at the net by their front row players.  Coppell, not willing to lose all momentum, fought back to tie the game at nine.  The game ended up being a relatively close one, with a score remaining within one or two points.  Amidst the close game, the atmosphere at the game seemed more calm then some past games.  Perhaps this was a cause of the steady play by the Cowgirls.

“We did a great job tonight of focusing on each play and playing as a team.  We will need to keep it up in order to continue to be successful,” Junior Chiaka Ogbogu said.

The third and final game of the match was dominated by Coppell’s front row.  This, combined with improved back row play, resulted in an easy victory.  Erica Bohannon and Kierra Holst blocked and spiked the Cowgirls to a 25-15 victory.