Lady Warriors Rise Strong for State Volleyball
Written by Chance Bond on November 4, 2020
https://soundcloud.com/user-939526834/miller-10-2-20/s-XM82irRpLa6As the Lady Warriors prepare for the 3A State Volleyball Tournament this Friday at the Casper Event Center in Casper Wyoming. KWOR was able to catch up with Head Volleyball Coach Brittney Miller. Asked if the team was excited about making the tournament she had to say. “Absolutely, You know third place. That wasn’t the aim. We start State Week and we’re back zero, zero and it’s anyone’s game this week.”
Going into the State Tournament the Lady Warriors feel they have unfinished business. “Anything can happen at State. We’ve talked about it all season long and we’ve been preparing for this moment all season long and our anthem has been Rise Strong, after we were defeated (by) Rawlins in the State Championship. So we’re going to Rise Strong and be strong when we step on the Event Center floor.”
With having had a deep run in last seasons State Tournament Coach Miller would talk about experience. ” “They have a year of experience they’ve seen State. They’ve seen the Event Center. There are several other teams that are just loaded. It’s going to come down to one day.” With experience also comes depth asked about the Lady Warrior hitters Coach Miller would have to say. ” We give people a lot of problems. Darla (Hernandez) and (Payton) Julson are on the outside. They’re great physical swingers in our offense.If a defensive team keys on them their going to leave someone like Denali Jones open and you don’t want to leave someone like that open. People are going to have to pick and choose what part of our offense they want to shut down, but that means we’ll have a hitter open and ready to go.”
The Worland Lady Warriors have seven Seniors on their ten player roster. KWOR wanted to know how the final week of the season with them would be. ” I couldn’t focus on that until I was home alone because it makes you pretty emotional. They’re like your kids, and you love them to pieces’ They are coachable, they’ll drive you crazy too. They love to drive me crazy just for kicks and giggles. That’s what part makes them so special. They will be a huge loss to our program.” Miller would add. ” I just want to feel every moment with them.”
The Lady Warriors open the November 6th tournament with the team that defeated them last season in the State Championship. They will play the Rawlins Lady Outlaws at 10am at the Casper Event Center.