After almost letting the match slip away, the Chickasha High School varsity volleyball team won its third match of the season on the road against Piedmont on Tuesday.
The Lady Chicks (3-10) needed all five games to finish off the Lady Wildcats, winning three games to two. Chickasha won the first game 25-23, then lost the second and third games 19-25 and 15-25 before pulling out two must-win games 25-23 and 15-8.
“We played well in the first game,” head coach Nancy Waters said. “We got a lead and then had to hold them off in the end. In the second and third games we just went to sleep, and did not hit well pass well or set well.”
Down two games to one, the Lady Chicks recovered for another close win in the fourth game, taking the momentum back from Piedmont.
“We started the fourth game the same way [as the second and third games], and were down 10-4,” Waters said. “Then the girls woke up and started playing like they did in the first game. We came back and won the fourth game, which kind of rattled Piedmont.
“It was definitely a roller coaster match, but we finished on a strong run.”
Chloe Reyes led Chickasha in kills with 17, and Ashley Hannah wasn’t far behind with 14. Hannah had six digs, and Reyes had two blocks, two aces and 10 digs.
Devyn Crosley led the team in digs with 16, and libero Rory Troub had 12. Alei Gann was the assist leader with 16, and Kaydee King had 11 assists.
Next up for Chickasha is the team’s home tournament, which begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at Chickasha High School. The Lady Chicks will be joined by Elgin, Snyder, Tecumseh, Lawton Ike, Southeast, Deer Creek, and Capitol Hill.