There’s something about going to Hawaii that brings out the best in the Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team.
When they traveled there in 2010 for a tournament, the Lady Pirates went on to post the best record in school history, finishing 32-13 and advancing three rounds deep in the playoffs.
Earlier this season they won a tournament in Hawaii, and Friday they became the second team in Granbury High history to win 30 volleyball matches in a season. In fact, at 30-4 entering last night’s home match against Aledo, the Lady Pirates are on track to once again post the most victories in school history.
And, given the fact they’ve gone three rounds into the postseason four straight years, another deep playoff run appears to likely be on the horizon as well.
“There’s something about Hawaii and 30 wins, isn’t there?” said Lady Pirate coach Tammy Clark with a smile.
Wyatt (2-20, 0-7 in 7-4A) was no match for the Lady Pirates, falling 25-8, 25-17, 25-5.
Granbury won for a sixth consecutive match since losing its 7-4A opener at Aledo. At 6-1, the Lady Pirates entered last night second in the district with a chance to grab a share of first place.
However, the Lady Pirates slipped out of this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association state rankings despite the win streak. During the streak they did not lose a single game within the matches.
A few weeks ago the Lady Pirates were ranked as high as ninth in the state. They then slipped to 11th after the loss to Aledo, but fell again to 18th last week before falling out this week.
Aledo, likewise, fell in the rankings from 14th to 15th despite finishing the first half of district undefeated.
Granbury defeated O.D. Wyatt 25-8, 25-17, 25-5
Aces – Amber Strange 5, Aubrey Ezell 2, Taylor Deyoung 2., team 11.
Kills – Ezell 10, Strange 5, team 30.
Assists – Ezell 26, team 29.
Blocks – Strange 1.5, team 2.
Digs – Ezell 7, Breanna Crain 7, Karis Beasley 6, team 31.