The Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Tigers 15-12 and 15-2 to take home a victory. Ringgold had defeated LFO a week earlier in LaFayette.
LFO Coach Diane Norwood is ecstatic about her team's turnaround. It was a payback of sort to her friend and former assistant John Gaston, now the head coach at Ringgold.
We've had games where nobody was on, and today everybody was on," Coach Norwood said. "I'm really proud of the effort I saw in the girls on the court."
LFO Assistant Coach Lori Lyle said she saw a different side of the Warriors on the court than their previous match against Ringgold.
"We had a talk last week after losing to Ringgold, and we told them what we were going to have to do to win,'' Coach Lyle said. "Today they did what they had to do. Our teamwork was wonderful because everybody showed up mentally and physically ready to play."
Even Coach Gaston commended LFO's effort.
"I was very proud of the way Lakeview played," the Ringgold coach said. "They've played together for a lot of years, and it showed."
Coach Gaston said the reason his team lost was simple.
"The whole team was inconsistent on the court," he said. "We didn't serve, hit or pass consistently, and that's something we're going to have to work on."
Coach Gaston remains optimistic about the season.
"I feel our combination of players is coming together," Coach Gaston said. "We have good kids and they work hard; we're just going to have to perform."
Coach Norwood is impressed with her team's possibilities.
"We think we have a great team this year and we're really excited about the rest of the season," she said.
In the first match against LFO, Ringgold Lindsey Brashear had one assist and five kills; Mary Ratliff had one kill; Abigail Locke had one kill and Rachael Hadden had three assists.
In the second match against LFO, Ringgold Kristy Walker had four assist and one block; Mary Ratliff had one block; Kristy Walker had one assist and Abigail Locke had one kill.
LFO did not keep stats