On Wednesday, the Madison-Grant Argylls’ win streak hit 10 matches, as they defeated conference and Grant County foe Mississinewa in three sets (28-26, 25-18, 25-23).
The Argylls got off to sluggish start, struggling to find their rhythm early on. But behind some strong serving and a faster paced offense, the Argylls quickly rebounded, gaining control and carrying that momentum through the rest of the match.
“We got into that slow funk. We were slow in getting where we needed to be. But as soon as we started picking up our tempo, I thought we started [playing] a heck of a lot better,” Madison-Grant Head Coach Kayla Jump said. “Everything started to follow suit after that.
“In that first set, we were down quite a bit. And we just started bombing some serves. That helped us win the two sets that were close.”
Grace Holmberg led the Argylls’ offense with 12 kills, while Emma Brummet added eight and Katie Garringer collected six. Daya Greene led the defense with 19 digs, while Alia Whitton dished out 32 assists.
With each passing match, the Argylls gain more confidence. Not just in themselves, but in their teammates as well. They are playing together as one unit rather than as individual entities, and that has continued to play a huge role in their success.
“My kids are always ready to go,” Jump said. “That works well for us, because [somebody] always steps up. When [we] play different [teams,] different things work for us. It may be a middles night, or the outside gets hot, or the right side gets hot. I like that we can mix up the ball, because we don’t have that go-to. That works well for us.”