The Moore American


August 20, 2013

Title stays at Westmoore

MOORE — Sports Editor

The 2013 volleyball season officially got into full swing over the weekend with the Jaguars Invitational. Westmoore hosted seven other teams from around the state in the annual tournament.

Unlike past year, it was the Jags who came away with the tourney championship when they defeated Muskogee 3-2 in the title match Saturday.

“Our team really improved over the two days,” Westmoore coach Jeff Boyland said. “We lost to Muskogee in pool play 3-0 and made a few critical adjustments and the players responded well to those adjustments. We ended up 4-1 on the tournament and are 5-1 on the season.”

The eight team field included Midwest City, Mustang, Putnam City North, Putnam City and Moore.

The Lions came into the tourney riding a two game losing streak to start the season and lost its first two games Friday. But they responded by winning two of the final three matches the rest of the way.

However, first year coach Deidra Rader was looking for more from her squad.

“Our stats are pretty solid, but we aren’t finishing,” MHS coach Deidra Rader said. “We won the first set of four out of five matches, but only won two of those matches. We are doing are better job of utilizing the serve reception pass and going with a quick tempo set to get the sideout.”

Rader said she liked what she saw from junior Aria Lewis. The middle blocker made the all tournament team. Megan Holmes also had a solid performance for the Lions.

Even though Moore didn’t win it all, Rader said the team did learn more about itself during the two days.

“We’ve seen how mental and physical fatigue can hinder our play,” Rader said. “We were in Tulsa on Thursday night, got home late, and then played two days straight of volleyball. It was a tough schedule for us to start our first week with. Now that the girls have to balance school work and a rigorous volleyball schedule, I will be emphasizing time management and good sleep routines so we won’t hinder our success.”

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