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Globe Lady Tigers top Coolidge

Aaron J. Tohtsoni, Contributor
Posted 10/11/22

The Globe Lady Tigers swept the visiting Coolidge Lady Bears last week at home in region play.

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Globe Lady Tigers top Coolidge


The Globe Lady Tigers swept the visiting Coolidge Lady Bears last week at home in region play. They won 25-18, 25-22 and 25-12 to improve to 8-8 (2-4 region) on the season.

“I loved the match, it was high energy and both teams went out strong in the first two games and no teams let down because we pushed hard,” said Globe head coach Lisa Hansen. “We told them to not take their foot off of the gas.”

The Lady Tigers came out ready and jumped to a 10-3 lead, prompting a Coolidge timeout. Globe extended their lead to 14-3 behind a pair of aces from Paxton Hansen; however, Coolidge nabbed a side out with a kill.

The Lady Bears closed to 17-14 but Globe’s Sonia Pichardo put down a kill for a side out. Both teams exchanged points until the Lady Tigers led 22-18. From there, Globe nabbed the first set 25-18, getting set point when Taylor Oddonetto pushed the ball after a block.

Set two saw Coolidge jump to an early lead before Globe tied the set at 10 after a Pichardo kill and a Myranda Patten tip. The two teams would tie at 12 before the Lady Bears nabbed a 17-12 lead behind Amaya Sommer’s three aces. Her third ace forced the Lady Tigers to call a timeout.

Coolidge saw its lead grow to 19-14 before Globe started to rally, closing within  20-19 after a Pichardo kill. From there the Lady Tigers continued to rally, taking advantage of errors before Kaydance Tober slammed a kill to tie it at 22.

Coolidge made a hitting error, and Tober had a kill and another hit to nab a come-from-behind set win, 25-22.

“Our energy was one of our goals, to keep it consistent from the first to second game and that’s what helped us come from behind,” said Coach Hansen.

After the come-from-behind win, Globe quickly put Coolidge to bed and nabbed a 6-0 early lead.

After the Lady Bears called a timeout, Globe continued to build on their lead and extended it to 15-3. The Lady Tigers held a 10-point lead throughout and coasted to a 25-12 win.

“All of my players played well and shined throughout the night in different moments,” said Coach Hansen. “Our serving struggled a bit but we kept pushing and we stayed together as a team.”