Lebanon Reporter

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October 19, 2012

Lebanon cages Cougars in sectional opener

Dover — The Lebanon Tigers volleyball team probably had a closer match than it wanted to Thursday night in the opening round of the sectional.

But in the end, all that mattered was that it won. The Tigers topped North Putnam 3-0 (25-16, 27-25, 25-21) to advance to the sectional semifinals Saturday against Western Boone.

“We will take the win,” Lebanon head coach Rob Zajdel said. “We struggled today, but will stick that in our hat and get ready for Saturday. We are going to face a very strong WeBo team and we know we have to play our best game.”

Lebanon played two quality, fast-paced teams in Western Boone and Clinton Central in the final week of the regular season, so the slower pace against the Cougars may have thrown the Tigers off.

Zajdel said that wasn’t as much of an issue as compared to the Tigers mental approach.

“We weren’t focused as much as we needed to be coming into a sectional game,” Zajdel said. “We were confident, but I think some of the girls maybe got a little overconfident and we made a lot of mistakes we shouldn’t be making, especially at this time of the season.”

Lebanon controlled game one.

Leading 10-8, the Tigers used a 9-2 run to pull away and cruise to the win in the game.

Game two was much different.

For more of this story, read Friday's Lebanon Reporter.

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