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September 4, 2013

Record-breaking night puts Geer in the spotlight

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STILLWATER, Okla. —

And that’s exactly what Geer did. Even as the crowd started the countdown, the senior didn’t flinch — instead focusing on the next point without even giving the record a second thought.

“A seasoned player is often going to have more poise,” Webber said. “She’s literally done it so many times that she was very comfortable under the hot seat. When the pressure gets tougher, she does as well.”

“I just like to play in the moment,” Geer said. “I don’t like to think about anything in the future, just live in the moment, that ball, that play.”

It was a moment Geer had been waiting for ever since she recorded her first dig as a freshman four years ago. And while she said she was “clueless” when it came to knowing that she would one day hold the record for most digs in Stillwater volleyball history, one thing she does know is that her career isn’t over yet as she eyes a new plateau —1,500 digs, a feat she could achieve by the end of the season.

Geer’s time in the spotlight may have been brief, but she’s hoping her stay in the record books will be a little longer.

“I hope not,” Geer said when asked if someone will eventually break her record. “I hope to be the one that shows everyone that I can do it. I hope that someone eventually will catch it, but not any time soon.”

“I think somebody may catch 1,300, but by the time she’s done she may be at 1,500 and that is going to be very difficult to ever catch again,” Webber said. “This may be a once-in-a-lifetime record that nobody else will ever break.”

Honorable mention

Zac Porterfield, cross country

A senior, Porterfield recorded his his second straight second-place finish at the Tulsa Edison meet Friday. That performance, coupled with Bo Frohock’s 10th-place finshed helped the Pioneers capture their second team title, edging out Coweta by 31 points and Owasso by 40 points.

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