OWASSO – Just a few weeks after suffering a setback loss to the Broken Arrow Lady Tigers, the Owasso Lady Rams volleyball team was poised for stiff competition heading into last night’s regional championship at Owasso High School.
“We prepared for this. We practiced Friday, Saturday, Sunday we even came to the gym,” said Head Coach Meaghann Turner after the game.
The Lady Rams swept the Lady Tigers 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-22) in a rematch against a team that Turner was ready for when she saw how the brackets were going to shake out.
“We did not show up a couple of weeks ago. I was happy to host but I was pleasantly surprised that we’d have Broken Arrow again,” Turner said. “I just spun it in our favor and told them we had played them twice and beat them twice. We didn’t show up at their place and we have the opportunity to play them at our place. Let’s show them who the real Owasso is.”
Junior Mallory Hendrix was a team leader on Tuesday night, contributing nine kills and twelve digs on the night. She tells InsideOwasso.Com that she and her teammates are certainly riding a wave of momentum.
“It feels so amazing. From not getting to go to state last year, to shutting down BA in the regional final. It’s insane, and it’s great,” Hendrix said. “We just wanted to go to state so bad, I don’t think anyone could stop us.”
Owasso defeated Muskogee in a 4-1 score (25-15, 22-25, 25-18, 25-16) earlier in the day, while Broken Arrow defeated Sand Springs for the right to go to the finals.
The Lady Rams will head to the Class 6A State Tournament next week at Crossings Christian Academy in Oklahoma City.