Prior to Saturday's match at Delta, Summit's girls' volleyball team sat at 43rd in the state. They're hoping the win will carry them into the top 36, where they need to be to not close out the season and move into the state playoffs.
The Tigers won the first two sets, 25-18, 25-22, then lost games three and four, 25-15, 25-18, before storming the win and holding Delta to 10 points in the 15-10 fifth.
"They really put the heat on them in the beginning," head coach Liz Hughes-Waddick said. "Those Delta girls were on their heels and pretty freaked out. It was awesome."
Summit won against Delta in four sets in September.
The Tigers lost steam with misserves, unforced errors and attack errors - even digging errors - in sets three and four.
"Altogether, they were pretty hesitant. They lost all their energy, lost all their gas," Hughes-Waddick said. There weren't many misserves - two and three, respectively, in games three and four - but they came at critical times, the coach said.
In the end, the winning bug took over, and the Tigers took over for the win.
Sara Metzger was the match's kill leader, hitting at .273 with eight kills and two errors. Anna Zangari came up strong on defense with 28 digs.
After the latest seven-game winning streak, the team now sits at .500 for the season, which is close to its goal of having a winning season.
"It's a great game to go out on, if we go out," Hughes-Waddick said.