- October 25, 2019
The West Orange High School girls volleyball team defeated Ocoee High School 3-0 during a home, non-district, game the night of Tuesday, Aug. 30.
The Warriors entered the court with a display of a very strong offense, winning the first set 25-13; the second set 25-7; and the third set 25-18.
"I thought we connected with the middles and the right sides the best we have the whole season," West Orange head volleyball coach Matthew Jackson said."So we had a nice offense, (it) starts with serves though, we've been working on it and we were much better than our last game.
"Defense was good, got some good balls up on defense, kept the rallies alive and took care of the easy stuff. So, much improvements from our last week's games as well," Jackson said.
The Knights were able to battle the Warriors through the majority of the third set, but struggled during the first two.
"Definitely our serves starting up in set one and set two weren't on point, so we had a lot of serves errors right there, and then lack of communication," Ocoee head volleyball coach Cathy Lee-Edwards said. "We turned that around in set three, they started really moving around more, communicating more and really getting their confidence back in what they know that they can do."
Both teams are looking forward to the upcoming games of the season.
"Definitely we are going to keep improving every match we play," Jackson said. "We have a tournament this weekend against some really tough competition, so we are looking to compete really high there. And then, we will continue to build in our district matches and hopefully find ourselves in the final for our district."
"Expectation is to definitely advance on our playing skills and once we do that, we'll be coming away with some Ws," Lee-Edwards said.
West Orange will host Horizon High School for a district game at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, while Ocoee will travel to Freedom High School for a non-district game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.