“After the 2019 game, it’s like, ‘Let’s get that gold ball,'” Rounds said.
In the alternate season last spring, McFarland made it to the state in Division 1.
It was important for the McFarland players to have that experience and know not to be too much or too little in the conditions.
“I think it was clear on our side of the court that we weren’t necessary in the first two sets,” Rounds said. “We came out hard, passing well, well established and I think it’s because we knew the environment.
“This morning, Maddie and I were talking to our underclassmen and saying, ‘Oh yeah, that’s great. We have so much energy behind us. Be prepared.’ When we got into the gym last night, there were some people you could tell their eyes lit up and they were saying, ‘Oh my god, that’s a big stage.’ And it’s like, ‘Yeah, embrace it.'”
The McFarland players embraced it completely.
Maddie Fortune said, “I think it helped a lot with the nerves and as you can tell during our warmups we were all having fun and having fun and just relaxing, which instead of stressing, started the game.” Too big to do.” “It helps keep us calm during games.”
McFarland, who had 12 team aces, finished the match with 55 kills and an attack percentage of .224. Avery Pennekamp had a match-high 18 kills. The rounds came with 14 kills, Ainsley Pennekamp added 12 and Krull added nine kills.