IMG_1748The Dripping Springs Lady Tiger Volleyball team pulled out an impressive win Friday,September 4th, against the Canyon High Cougars. After previously playing against the Cougars three times, the Tigers were expected to play to their best abilities. And after easily winning the game, there is no doubt that the Dripping Springs volleyball team gave it their all.

“We knew what they were capable of,” said senior Ashley Waggle.

This little advantage helped the Lady Tigers know what had to be done in order to win the first home game since the start of the 2015-­2016 school year.

“Everyone just came in wanting a win, so we all did our part,” Waggle said.

This team collaboration allowed the Tigers to deliver a crushing defeat to the Cougars, this win will only help reinforce teamwork that is needed to succeed.

“Working together makes us more focused,” said both Morgan Greer and Waggle.

This laser focus will allow the Tigers volleyball program to thrive under the immense pressure that will coincide with the impending season.

“We don’t [want to] overlook anything,” Greer and Waggle said.

This win over Canyon High School that was fought hardly for no doubt ­may improve the Lady Tigers chances against other teams throughout the season, but there are always things that can be improved upon.

“Everything can be improved upon,” said junior Karen Crews.

The impending improvement of a team is always accepted with open arms, and the Dripping players certainly did not accept this gift any differently. Although there are always small kinks that can beworked out, the Dripping Springs student body certainly did not notice anything that needed to be improved upon.

“Our community is really awesome,” said Waggle.

No team is left out of this little family, whether it be football, tennis, or any other sport offered through the Dripping Springs sports organizations. This home feel definitely gives the home team an advantage, and it was no different for our Lady Tigers.

“It’s just awesome because you don’t get it from any other school,” Waggle said.

Dripping Springs has so much pride in the entire volleyball organization that it would hard not to notice the sometimes overwhelming cheers emanating from the student section.

“We could really feel the love and support,” Crews said.

The love and support coming from the student section no doubt gave the team that extra bit of confidence that was needed to defeat the Canyon High Cougars. This easy win will no doubt boost the confidence of not only the players, but also of the Dripping Springs student body that  has high hopes for the Lady Tigers to once again return to state.

“We were really focused [on the win],” said Waggle when speaking for the rest of the Dripping Springs Tigers volleyball organization.

Something that is always talked about at sporting events is the home field/court advantage and how this probably has the biggest effect on the opposing team. Well, the Lady Tigers can easily confirm this myth after winning the first (and final) three matches of the game against the Cougars.

“Having the support from the student body just made this win that much more special,” said Crews.

Morgan GusellaIMG_1751

Sports Staff Writer