Head coach Camille Adana of the Warriors comments on her senior’s strengths, and strategy that she hopes to carry onto the state tournament.
1. Since this match was your senior night, what is one thing you could say about each senior?
“Zoe Lequeux, in my mind is the MVP. Taylor Ristvedt is one of the most emotionally stable young ladies I have ever known, and a powerhouse. Lizzette Montes gives 110% all the time, and I have never had an issue with her when it comes to effort. Eli Sullivan has the emotional control, as well as just the pure heart. Perry Williams is a free spirit and she is also very passionate about volleyball, so she brings the energy onto the court. Overall, that would be my first consensus of them as human-beings, but they are all really good hitters too.”
2. Do you feel that the pace of the game overwhelmed your team at some points when they tried to go too fast?
” I feel that the rushing in the beginning was because of senior night energy. The crowd, the cheerleaders, the grover, and all the things definitely played a roll in how the girls started the match. It was rush, rush, rush, and then pull back the tempo, and then slow motion. That is something that I have been struggling with when it comes to them is just their inconsistency.”
3. What were you most proud of tonight?
“Well that fourth game was unbelievable. That one just touched my heart. I had to sit there and think that they may lose tonight, which they haven’t in league, and that I am going to have to embrace that and turn the corner. But the fact that our freshman Ella Ristvedt dug us out of that hole was incredible. And I like going 5 sometimes because I think that that preps us for state.”
4. Do you feel that the energy and fluidity of communication on the court plays a toll in your teams physical capability during a match?
“Yes. I feel that with every female sport the spirit, the energy, and the communication play such a huge toll on emotionally and physically.”
5. What was different between the last match you had against Wilson and this one?
“I honestly felt like we were at a funeral at the first match against them. And I thought Wilson was going to beat us that night too. We were at their house and tonight I thought we had a ton of energy. The difference would be that I think our girls were over-looking Wilson.”
6. Are there any fans, friends, or family you would like to say ‘thank you’ to tonight for supporting you and the team?
“Yes. I would like to thank our Cleveland High School Warriors, the cheerleading squad, and the National anthem singer. That small stuff really matters to me. I loved that Cleveland community feel we had in the gym tonight.”