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September 11, 2013

Confidence makes difference

Lady Demons tally 18 kills in win over Lawton MacArthur

DUNCAN — Confidence can do a lot to bring a team victories.

Duncan High School assistant volleyball coach Amanda Lard saw plenty of confidence in the Lady Demons Tuesday night, as the Lady Demons won on their home court against Lawton MacArthur in three games, 25-17, 25-21, 25-16.

“I think it’s the most confidence they play with all season,” Lard said, who filled in for head coach Sandy Mitchell, who was with her daughter who recently had surgery.

Lard added, as she watched junior Carly Kirkland go up for what became the match-winning kill, “I knew with the confidence they were playing with, that it was game over.”

The Lady Demons showed what may have been their best net attack of the season. They had 18 kills in the match, with Kirkland leading the way with 10.

Serving was also good for the Lady Demons, as they missed just four serves and tallied 10 aces. Katherine Hruby and Sarah Sutherland had three aces apiece.

“They didn’t hold onto the mistakes they made,” Lard said. “In the past, they had issues letting mistakes affect them but they didn’t do that (Tuesday).”

The Lady Demons will look to carry the momentum from Tuesday’s victory into their home match Thursday against Snyder.

The Lady Demon freshman team won in three games Tuesday, while the junior varsity lost in two.

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