LUTZ– Steinbrenner (4-4) overpowered their neighboring district rival Sickles (4-1) as they pulled off a 3-0 sweep through their 25-11, 25-9, and 25-18 set scores.
“We worked well as a unit tonight,” said Steinbrenner head coach Laura Stegenga. “Their passing was on point throughout the second and third set. They showed off their speed extremely well and never gave up on the ball throughout the game.”
The Warriors were firing off on all aspects of the game Tuesday night putting up impressive numbers throughout the match. The offense set the tone for the game as they were led by senior outside hitters Avery Bradshaw and Taylor Perez who both accounted for a total of 19 kills throughout the three sets. Along with a strong offensive performance, the teams serving was looking sharp as they racked up a total of 10 aces including three from senior defensive specialist Peyton Fitch and three from junior middle blocker Leila Oberschall.
“We have really showed how well we work together as a team tonight,” said Bradshaw. “There were no individuals on the court tonight and we had capitalized on past mistakes we have had this year so far”.
Steinbrenner really showed their dominance tonight against Sickles in the score column by pulling away from the Griffins throughout the game, including when the Warriors went on a 13-3 run to open up the second set. And although Steinbrenner was down 8-2 at one point during the third set, Steinbrenner showed their resilience and their determination for a district win as the Warriors came back from an 8-2 deficit and came back with a strong finish off a 9-2 run.
The Warriors will try to keep their momentum going when Robinson (3-8) comes to Steinbrenner on Thursday, September 11th.
Dillon Schmidt/Staff Writer