The old gym on the night of Oct. 16 was animated with the sounds of squeaking shoes, bouncing balls and shouts between teammates as the Davis High varsity women’s volleyball team took on Franklin. Davis triumphed, winning in straight sets 25-17, 25-22 and 25-19.
Davis, which is 5-1 in league, took on Franklin for the second time this season. They previously beat Franklin on Sept. 27 in Elk Grove.
Coach Julie Crawford said that Franklin’s team has gotten better since their last match-up and that “We had to step up our game tonight to take care of business.”
Davis consistently stayed on top during the first and second sets and dominated hitting-wise with help from senior Angelina Leigh.
The third set was kicked-off with eleven straight points by Davis.
“We took that completely for granted,” senior Lyndsay Chambers said.
“We worked really hard to get a lead and then let up because we felt comfortable,” Leigh added.
As the set went on, Franklin began to close the gap by putting up blocks and forcing Davis to play more defense.
Chambers said that is when “We thought we needed to pull it together.”
In the end, “They took control of the game and sped up the pace,” Crawford said.
With this win under its belt, Davis is now looking to continue with its successes in order to tie for first place in its league.