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By Haleigh Jacobs
Things were not looking good for the Williamstown Lady Demons volleyball team in their Aug. 27 game against the Owen County Lady Rebels. In the first two sets of the game, Williamstown struggled to get the ball over the net.
Tensions were running high, the crowd seemed deflated, and the Lady Demons hung their heads low in anticipation of defeat.
However, the first serve of the third set, was different. The Lady Demons came alive, defeating the Rebels 25-21 in a heated match bursting with intensity.
This intensity carried into the fourth set with the Lady Demons shutting out the Lady Rebels 25-20, tying the game 2-2.
The change in the team’s attitude fared well for the Demons.
For Williamstown freshman Megan Garrison, a good attitude is the key to success in the game of volleyball.
“Ninety percent of this game is mental,” she said.
Entering the fifth set, the Lady Demons continued to encourage one another.
This team believes in giving equal respect to underclassmen.
For Garrison, it is a rare honor being a starting player on a varsity team as a freshman.
“I enjoy the people that I start with. They’re like family,” she said.
In an intense final set, the Lady Demons were able to hold off the Lady Rebels, winning the set and the game 15-10 as the crowd and players erupted in celebration.
As they look to the future, Williamstown players hope to continue to channel the positive energy that won them the game against Owen County.
“Tonight I think I did really well on my serves,” Garrison said. “In the future, we want to work on keeping our intensity up.”
The Williamstown Lady Demons will face rival Grant County Thursday Aug. 30 at Grant County High School with the varsity game beginning at 7 p.m.