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North Cobb host 'competitive' annual playdate, goes 3-1

North Cobb's Olivia Boyle #15 looks to set up assist against Milton

On Saturday, the North Cobb Warriors volleyball team hosted their annual playdate, as teams from around the metro Atlanta area made their way to the campus, located in Kennesaw, Georgia. Several top ranked teams in the state, including defending state champs, Pope and Westminster, were on hand to participate in the annual event and for the Warriors, who went 3-1 on the day, Saturday, was an opportunity to not only face some tough opponents, but also host a competitive event.

The Warriors opened up the tournament with a best of three match against North Gwinnett, who eliminated North Cobb in the playoffs last season, however the Warriors would then go on to win their next three matches as they defeated Westminster, Denmark and Milton. “We try to play one of the most competitive schedules,” North Cobb head coach, Stephen Sansing, said adding that when talking with his girls about reaching the postseason, “we’re going to see these kind of teams in the playoffs and basically every match we have for the rest of the season,”.

And while the Warriors would have enjoyed a get back win over North Gwinnett, Sansing explained that the opportunity to face them still gives his team the chance to be prepared for the level of play the Bulldogs and other teams the will take on, will have. “This is what’s going to prepare us. We would have love to beat North Gwinnett today, but even if we didn’t, if we see them down the road again, now we know, now we’re ready and we’ll definitely feel more prepared,” Sansing added. Next up for North Cobb will be the Wheeler Wildcats on Tuesday.


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