Sand Springs made sure its seniors went out with a win on senior night and it took five sets to do it.
Sand Springs (6-15) beat the Class 5A No. 7 Claremore Lady Zebras, 3-2, Thursday, Sept. 27 at Ed Dubie Field House in their only five-set match of the season.
“We came out and did what we were supposed to do,” said first-year head coach Sydney Bond. “We played hard, smart and won. Each set was war.”
The Sandites won the first two sets, but both were dogfights that were decided by only two and four points. Claremore came storming back and won the next two sets, 25-21 and 25-19, and it looked as if Sand Springs was losing steam.
The fifth and final set would determine the winner and the Sandites pulled off a 15-12 win, giving seniors Cheyenne Henry and Rachel Hines a night they won’t forget.
“Both seniors had a great game, too. I was really proud of Rachael for stepping up and playing her heart out. Cheyenne had an awesome defensive game and did some good things on offense, too. Cheyenne is a silent leader. She’s always working hard and doing what she’s supposed to do. Rachael hasn’t gotten as much playing time as she has liked this year, but she hasn’t given up and is always positive,” Bond said.
Henry, Cloe Campfield, Devree Youngblood and Madison Burris all led with two aces, and Youngblood and Campfield combined for 22 kills. Youngblood ended with 12.
Campfield was all over the floor with two aces, 10 kills, two blocks and four digs.