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High School Sports

September 10, 2013

Sequoyah wins Okay tourney

Sequoyah’s volleyball team entered the Okay tournament last weekend not really knowing what it was like to drop a set. The Lady Indians entered the event only having lost one set in 12 victories.

That all changed Saturday against Westville. Sequoyah found itself down 14-9 in the third set, one point from losing the match after dropping the second set. At that point, the Lady Indians just had to hope for the best.

“We had to take it one at a time,” Sequoyah coach Jay Herrin said. “Baylee (Herrin) and Audrey (Ballou) made some huge plays.”

Sequoyah went on to tie the set at 14 before eventually winning at 17-15.

“It was an incredible comeback. There was no margin for error and our girls made a lot of plays.”

Sequoyah used that as a springboard to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-20) tournament-clinching win over Oklahoma Christian School in the finals.

“We jumped on them early and beat them 25-14,” Herrin said. “It kind of shocked them. Once we got to the finals, we kind of relaxed and played.”

Ballou led fourth-ranked Sequoyah with 30 kills and seven aces in the tournament, and her numbers helped her earn the tournament’s Most Valuable Player honors. Herrin also made the all-tournament team with 24 kills and 10 blocks.

By going 5-0 in the tournament, Sequoyah improved to 17-0 on the season. The Lady Indians will play again today at Salina.

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