Momentum isn't exactly a measurable factor when it comes to a team's success. That is, unless the Greenbrier volleyball team is at work.
The Lady Wolfpack measure momentum according to their win total.
"Once that momentum's there, we knock it out of the park," senior Ashton Carraway said. "With Lakeside, they were pumped up, and it took awhile for us to get into our groove. Once we got pumped up, and once we got that momentum back, we were on."
Carraway was referring to Greenbrier's 2-1 victory over Lakeside in a key Region 3B-AAAA match Tuesday. The Lady Wolfpack dropped the first of three games 25-22.
Greenbrier's first order of business after the loss was to reclaim momentum.
"It's the whole team. We're all friends, and everybody started cheering," Carraway said. "By the middle of the second game, we had all of the energy. Lakeside's flame went out."
Greenbrier rebounded to claim wins of 25-15 and 25-10 to earn its third Region 3B-AAAA victory of the year. Region win No. 4 came later in the night with an easy 25-3, 25-5 win over Richmond Academy.
The two victories also extended the Lady Wolfpack's win streak to seven matches - a stretch that includes a tournament championship in Aiken last weekend.
"Everything was awesome last weekend. Every game we had we improved even more," senior Blaise Ramsbotham said.
Greenbrier, ranked Class AAAA No. 7, competed in another out-of-town tournament this weekend in Conyers, Ga.
It's all in preparation for the Region 3-AAAA Tournament, which will begin Oct. 19 in Brunswick, Ga.
Greenbrier currently sits atop the subregion standings with a 4-0 subregion record. A win at Lakeside on Oct. 9 would clinch a No. 1 seed in the Region 3-AAAA Tournament.
Lakeside, with a 3-1 region record, owns sole possession of second place, while Evans sits in third at 1-2 in region play.
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