BY HAILEY BROWN
The Cowboys were ready for their second game of the week. They had won their first game and were hoping to keep the streak going and start the first week of the season of right. The Cowboys started off their warm up as usual with serve receive and some passing. As the horn blew to end warm up, the Cowboys gathered around their coach to hear some final words before the game started.
On Thursday March 1, the Cowboys took on Pinecrest High School at Cooper City High School. The Cowboys were able to dominate the entirety of the game and win 3-0. The Cowboys kept up their winning streak, starting their season off with two wins.
Although the Cowboys did dominate the game, Pinecrest put up a good fight. Jack Smitherman was able to get two kills and two blocks, putting the Cowboys up by two points. Both teams fought hard in the first set, but Cooper City was able to keep the lead and win the first set with a score of 25-22.
Pinecrest didn’t let the loss of the first set get them down, coming out in the second set ready to fight. Both teams battled it out, scoring point after point, and giving up a good amount of points as well. Smitherman was able to get 3 blocks and 12 service points, giving the Cowboys a good amount of points in the second set. The Cowboys were able to take the win for the second set ending 25-21.
As the third set started, the Cowboys were eager to win the set and take the win for the game. Pinecrest still would not back down and continued to score points and make plays. Cooper City played a strong defense, keeping themselves from giving up more points than they did. Ian Espinosa was able to get 25 digs throughout the game which is 25 points Pinecrest did not receive. The Cowboys were able to take the set 25-17 and win the game 3-0. Smitherman wasn’t the only one who had a strong serving game. Noah Gannon was able to get 19 service points and 23 assists throughout the game also giving the Cowboys a good amount of points.
“We could have played a lot better,” freshman Adam Hartmann said. “We were a way stronger team in the sense of knowledge of the game and skill but we couldn’t quite put it together. We won but it shouldn’t have been that close.”
Final Cooper City 3, Pinecrest 0
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