In a volleyball match that featured plenty of scoring runs, momentum gains and let downs, Class C-2 No. 1 St. Cecilia held on for a 23-25, 25-21, 25-11, 25-23 victory over a pesky Class C-1 Sandy Creek squad.
The Cougars were not intimidated by the Hawkettes in the first set, starting off on a 5-1 run.
St. Cecilia (22-3) battled back and looked to take control with a 19-13 lead off a 10-2 run, but Sandy Creek (17-6) responded, using a 10-1 run of its own. The Cougars eventually took the first set, and Hawkette head coach Alan VanCura said his team did not start the match right.
“I was proud we were able to stay in there and bounce back, but when we started the match we didn’t play very well. We didn’t pass the ball well and had some hitting errors. The first game was kind of like a nightmare, it was one of our worst games,” he said. “But then we got things going. In the second and in the third, we won pretty easily but I knew (Sandy Creek) wasn’t going to go away.”