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August 13, 2013

Stillwater volleyball forces decisive game but falls to OBA

ENID, Okla. —

There were bound to be some bumps in the road for the Stillwater High School volleyball team. But even those small bumps still felt like victories for the Lady Pioneers as they dropped a five-game match to Oklahoma Bible Academy Tuesday in Enid.

“We did a great job staying composed,” Stillwater coach Jason Webber said. “We were down 23-22 at one point (in the fourth game) and came back to win 27-25. We were able to come back and get on top, so that was pretty cool and it showed there’s a lot of potential for this group.”

Stillwater (0-1) actually took the first game of the match 25-17 before dropping back-to-back matches 25-21 and 23-25. Two points away from defeat, the Lady Pioneers rallied with a 27-25 win in the fourth game but eventually ran out of steam and dropped the fifth game by a score of 15-12.

“At times we’d did lose focus and the other team would go on a run, but we regained our composure,” Webber said. “We won the first game pretty easily and then came back to win the fourth won. We did a great job of staying composed and it went all the way to the very end.”

Just keeping composure in the match proved to be a challenge for the Lady Pioneers, who were without most of their sophomore class.

Several players were out of position, including senior Carly Geer. Not only was Geer an attacker, but she also served as the team’s setter throughout much of the night.

“Whenever you solidify your setter, the team sort of relaxes and it allows them to their job,” Webber said. “It’s very hard in volleyball to be the quarterback and the wide receiver, so to speak. We had girls doing that and I thought they did a fantastic job.”

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