Teamwork and grit pushed the Arlington High School volleyball team to a five-set home victory Thursday night, according to coach Katarina Nelson.
“We did not give up and went for every ball,” she said.
The Eagles bested Omaha Gross 3-2, earning the deciding set 15-13. AHS and the Cougars split the first four, though — 25-20, 16-25, 25-15 and 25-22.
The win improved Arlington's early-season record to 4-1, while Gross dropped to 0-3. Kate Miller led the Eagles with her serve, Nelson said, while Kailynn Gubbels and Chase Andersen played hard on the outsides.
“(Setter) Janessa (Wakefield) just worked her tail off,” the coach added.
Nelson believes the close win revealed a lot about her team.
“Those tight ones, although sometimes hard on the heart, are thrilling,” she said. “And our team showed who they are tonight.”
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