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Lady Eagles looking to build a winner

It’s a new year and a new outlook for the Del City High School volleyball team.
Head coach Sarah Moore believes her team has the talent, dedication and drive to do big things this season.
“I have high expectations that we’re going to win more games this year because we have a better team in several ways,” Moore said. “The girls want to win, they get along and they push each other.”
The team will be led by returning senior starters Kirsten Miller (outside hitter), Brianna Sanders (setter), Ossyana Ozaoani (middle) and Beyel Tubbs (libero). Sanders and Miller are two of the team’s most experienced players and will serve as captains this fall.
Ozoani and Tubbs are two-sport standouts who bring a lot of athleticism to the floor. Tubbs helped the Lady Eagles win the 800 meter relay and team state championship in track. Ozoani is also a standout basketball player.
Moore said juniors KeKe Young, a transfer from Midwest City, and Aubrianna Freeman, who also plays club ball, will contribute this year.
“KeKe is a great addition to our team,” Moore said. “She came here and has fit right in with our girls.”
Moore said she knew the team had talent, but has been impressed with their commitment in the offseason. Their commitment is to winning and each other.
“They’ve been here at 7 a.m. all summer long working together,” she said. “They’re very devoted and loyal to each other.”
Sanders said that bond will carry them this season.
“We have a lot of talent and we’re working together as a team,” she said. “We never leave the court without having fun. We’re all sisters.”
The Lady Eagles will be put to the test early and often this season. As members of the Big 10 Conference, they will see plenty of Class 6A schools. Moore believes Enid, Choctaw and Bishop McGuinness will be the conference favorites this fall.
Del City will see plenty of familiar schools off the bat as they host the Big 10 Conference Tournament on Aug. 12-13.

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