Intensity brings Tigers a win |

Intensity brings Tigers a win

— Hayden volleyball coach Stephanie Davis can see her team turning the corner and becoming more balanced.

All the evidence she needed came in the third game of a four-game win against West Grand on Tuesday.

Despite losing the game, 28-26, the Tigers battled back from a 24-17 deficit and even led 25-24 at one point.

“That was the first time we’ve battled back like that – with that high intensity,” Davis said. “I hope we continue that.”

Davis, whose team won 25-21, 25-22, 26-18, 25-20, said all of the games were close. Whereas earlier in the year, the Tigers would get down and almost concede a game when trailing, Davis said that on Tuesday they showed lots of character in their second win of the season against West Grand.

“I thought that we played our best game as a team this season,” she said.

Hayden plays Paonia on Friday at home, and Davis said she hopes to see her team carry the same intensity from that third game into the match with the Eagles.

“I’d like to see us battle together for more than one game,” she said. “I see some signs of that, but I hope it continues.”

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