BY OLIVIA LEWIS
The Cooper City girls varsity volleyball team made their way to Coral Springs high school for their first game of the week. The girls have been on a winning streak, crushing every team that has come their way. The goal remained the same for the Cowboys, as they hoped to beat yet another team.
The Cowboys performed their ritual cheer on their side of the court, pumped for the game to start. The first ball was served, and the game began. Cooper City began to dominate the game, scoring early points to put them up on the scoreboard. The Colts tried to fight back and make the score even, but the Cowboys pushed through and won by 13 points. The first set ended quickly with a score of 25-12.
Cooper City’s confidence was boosted by the win of the first set, but the Colt’s drive to win rose just as much. Each team began scoring points very rapidly in the second set. The Cowboys tried to block as many spikes as they could, but the Colts just kept firing them. Coral Springs wanted redemption for the loss of the first set, and they succeeded. The Colts were able to defeat the Cowboys in the second set with a score of 17-25.
The game was on, the score even, and both teams thirsty for the win. The girls came out with an immense amount of energy, catching the Colts off guard. Senior Devyn Moore was able to obtain 15 digs, stopping the opposing team from scoring even more points. The ball went back and forth to each team, neither of which were dominating. The Cowboys could tell that the Colts momentum was going down, and began scoring as many points as they could. The third set lasted a lot longer than the first two; however, it was worth it for the Cowboys, winning with a close score of 25-20.
“This season our team has been undefeated in district play, which is good since we are looking to win districts for the third time in a row,” junior Lauren Rock said.
Although the Cowboys had won two out of the three sets, they still hadn’t won the match yet. The crowd was constantly on their toes, waiting for something exciting to happen. Senior Megan Hernandez had eight kills, helping the Cowboys boost their score up. The girls gave everything they had into this last match, trying to take home the win. The Colts didn’t back down, firing as many balls as they could at Cooper City. Coral Springs began to score points very quickly, but the Cowboys kept their composure. Cooper City used every strand of energy they had left and won the final set with a score of 25-20.
The girls jogged off the court with smiles on their faces as they had just won another game. The showed great sportsmanship to the Colts, who put up a tough game. That was one of the most challenging teams that the Cowboys have played so far, and they look forward to even more games.
“So far this season has been amazing,” senior Sam McVay said. “We have been putting in so much work and it’s really paying off. I can’t wait to show Cooper City High School what a three-peat district win looks like.”
Final score: Cooper City 3, Coral Springs 1
Photo by Hailey Brown