Saturday, September 13, 2008
Hayden Hayden High School volleyball coach Greg Johnson sees it.
He sees the signs that his team can be dominate, such as in the first, second and fifth games of Friday's 25-13, 25-19, 20-25, 22-25, 15-3 win against Snake River, Wyo.
Unfortunately, he also sees bouts of inconsistency - such as in the third and fourth games.
"When we hit the ball, we're a pretty good team," Johnson said. "We have to learn to put teams away. We can't expect teams to just roll over."
Hayden showed that dominant brand of play in the first two games, allowing Snake River limited success.
But after juggling his lineup in the third and fourth games, Hayden started to struggle. Still, after a little jostling speech from Johnson, Hayden came out in the fifth set and dominated.
Holli Salazar led the Tigers with 14 kills. Kylee Sweetser added 10 kills, and Rachael Koehler helped with six blocks.
"In that fifth game, we started hitting the ball," Johnson said. "We just need to put it all together for the whole match and play consistent."
Hayden continues action at 3 p.m. at home today against Vail Christian.