Since falling to rival Brock in a Sept. 20 home match, the Peaster Lady Greyhounds have strung together four consecutive, 3-0 district wins, most recently sweeping the Breckenridge Lady Buckaroos, 3-0 Friday afternoon at home.
Peaster previously defeated Tolar, Paradise and Millsap, respectively by the same mark dating back to Sept. 24.
Lady Greyhounds’ Head Coach Autumn Threet said that above-mentioned loss to the Lady Eagles helped spur positive change which has shown on the court since.
“I think we kind of had a tough draw when we got Brock and Boyd back-to-back in the same week, but after that night, we talked in the locker room about some changes, we made some changes to our lineup and gave our offense a different look,” Threet said.
“Some of the kids’ roles changed, some of them got new roles and some of them got more of a role, and I think they took that and were able to run with it.
“That has definitely had a positive impact, sometimes I think your failure can help boost your success, and I think that’s what happened there.”
Peaster defeated Breckenridge, 25-18 in the first set, 25-20 in the second set and 25-14 in the third set.
Sophomore middle hitter Hannah Barry proved the Lady Greyhounds’ kill leader, picking up nine (to go along with for solo blocks).
Peaster sophomore setter Sadie Ballard and junior setter Presley Whitehead each put up 15 assists, while teammate Aubrey Case, a senior libero, finished with a team-high 12 digs (as well as three aces).
Threet said the Lady Greyhounds’ execution in a number of areas has seen notable improvement recently, something that was visible against the Lady Buckaroos.
“Our passing and serve receive, which we’ve been focusing on a lot in practice, have been much better,” Threet said.
“We knew from talking to some of the other district coaches that Breckenridge is much improved this year from last. The Breckenridge kids gave us a pretty good match in games one and two.”
Peaster hosts the Jacksboro Lady Tigers in a District 7-3A match at 5:30 p.m. today.