After a timeout in the 4th set, Broken Bow coach Skylar Rohde yelled to her team, "don't let them come back."
They followed through beautifully as Broken Bow beat Ravenna 25-10 in the third set to cap a 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 26-24, 25-10) victory.
Broken Bow turned the tide in the third set when they were down 24-23 before Rohde took a timeout to motivate her team.
Broken Bow Libero Sydney Holcomb came up with two serving aces to help the Indians rally to win 26-24, sucking the remaining life out of the Bluejays.
"I think, when we switched sides, they still had a little momentum," Ravenna coach Erin Jarvi said. "Then, when they got a couple points right at the beginning of the first set, that's when it really hit us that we're down and it's going to be tough to get back up. We tried and tried, but we were just really tired."
Julia Loy had a monster night at the net with 18 kills while Lexie Berghorst and Krisha Scott added 11 for the Indians.
Shelbee Lemburg, Jasmyn Brooks and Ashley Kirkpatrick chipped in with three kills each.
Berghorst an Loy were on their defensive game as well, combining for 10 blocks while Krisha Scott had three and Brooks chipped in two. Holcomb came up with 14 digs to go with seven from Gaston and four from Scott. Morgan Hueftle kept things moving with 21 assists while Scott added 11.
Even with the victory, Rohde knew the Bluejays presented a much tougher test this time around.
"They knew how to place it and knew where our open spots were," Rohde said. "They were using our blockers, tipping over us and their Libero was a lot scrappier than last time around."
In the end, a senior who has seen plenty of court time like Loy knew they had to pull that third set out.
"It motivated us more," Loy said. "Coming back and winning that is like 'we can do this. This is our floor, this our house, we're going to kill it no matter what'".View more articles in: