Wingate netters closing in on district crown
When the Wingate High Schools Lady Bears hopped onto their bus last Thursday and headed for Kirtland, their game plan was simple: own the court.
Wingate took complete ownership of the District 1-4A match with the Lady Broncos on Oct. 23, when they swept KC 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-16) and earned their eighth straight win in district play.
Wingate head coach Karen Malone said her team was focused and because of that they played a tough match.
“They were very aggressive tonight,” Malone said. “They played their game and they wanted to win. They wanted to beat them again, it was their thing, and they wanted this so bad.”
The Lady Bears met Kirtland Central earlier this this month, where they defeated the Lady Broncos, 3-1.
This time, they wanted to close it in three.
Malone said leading up to the match her team had talked about winning the match in an aggressive manner.
“Our whole game plan was ‘you walk in there, you own that court’, and they did,” she said. “I’m just proud of them.”