YHS Spikers make school history with win over Norman North

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Bri Worth scores on a shot against Norman North. The Millerettes beat Norman North for the first time in school history on the volleyball court Tuesday night. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
Since starting the volleyball program, Yukon has never beaten Norman North on the court.
Matter of fact, the Millerettes had not even won a single set.
Until Tuesday night.
Yukon not only won a set, but the Millerettes won the match. And, won in convincing fashion.
Yukon posted a 25-22, 25-20 and 26-24 sweep of the No. 2 ranked Lady Timberwolves on the Millerettes’ home court.
The scores were not really indicative of the match. YHS held convincing leads as saw North make late runs.
“After Thursday’s game (with Carl Albert) we talked about feeling that potential and keeping it,” Millerette head coach Rachel Allred said. “It doesn’t matter who you are playing, you have to have that same fight inside of you and we showed that 110 percent today.
“We never got down, didn’t get frustrated, we picked it back up,” she said. “There was never more than a couple of points in a row before we corrected the little things. They played just as well tonight as we did last week against a team that was the state runner-up and ranked No. 2 in the state this week.
“We have never won one set, much less a match since the volleyball program has started. We have 10 seniors with the mindset they have to go hard or go home and that has spread and everyone wants that for them.”
The Millerettes got off to a fast start in the third set against Norman North and looked to have the set in hand. YHS led 7-3, but saw Norman North come back and close the margin to 17-13 and then 22-20.
The Lady Timberwolves did tie the set 23-23 and took a 24-23 lead. But, Brianna Worth sent a shot off a North blocked out of bounds to tie the set, blocked a North shot, then ended the match with a kill.
“When you are up two sets, no team is going to give in, you are going to have to fight for everything,” Allred said. “We had to fight and we stepped up to the challenge. I loved the fact that the crowd was chanting mental warfare, our girls responded and came back to win.”
The Millerettes were coming off a three-set win over Carl Albert on Thursday. YHS won that 25-18, 25-16 and 25-20.
The Millerettes will travel to Moore for a Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference match on Tuesday and will host Piedmont Thursday.