14-3 through 2 weeks of competition is certainly a recipe for success if you are Head Coach Jeremy Baker and Creek Wood Volleyball.
A win over the weekend in the Coyote Clash Tourney certainly did not hurt either.
Six games in two days. Twelve hours of play, twelve sets won.
That’s right. The Lady Red Hawks did not lose a set the entire tourney.
Gold Champs and according to Coach Baker it is because of their defense.
“The defense is pretty lights out right now.” he followed that up by saying “Our girls are getting to everything, they are making plays for their teammates.”
Most teams of Creek Woods’ caliber go to these tournaments and run their way through inferior or simply outmatched competition. Coach Baker, however, was quick to point out that was not the case.
The Lady Red Hawks faced two all familiar and formidable foes on their way to an unblemished tournament title.
Defeating Camden in the semifinals and Portland in the finals.
That is not one but two state title-contending programs from the last several years that have stood in the way of Creek Wood.
Both no longer reside in the Lady Red Hawks classification, but to defeat them in straight sets brought a lot of attention and confidence to Creek Wood.
“Those were two good wins, late in the day, when we are tired. We were able to find through it and come out on top.”
I followed up asking Coach Baker what it meant to see his team step up like that and he answered “the level they [Creek Wood] are playing at right now, if we continue to build, grow our reads, and work on blocks/defensive schemes I am excited what those wins can show we are capable of.”
The Lady Red Hawks next take on rival Fairview tonight at six p.m. on the road looking for win number 15.