High school volleyball: Edmond North knocks off top-seeded Broken Arrow to win Class 6A title
It was almost like déjà vu for Edmond North.
The third-seeded Huskies had dropped the opening set in the state title match against Broken Arrow, the same sequence that happened in its semifinal match against Edmond Memorial. It didn’t matter.
Edmond North won its second Class 6A volleyball state title, its first since 2015, defeating top-seeded Broken Arrow 3-1 on Tuesday at Catoosa High School. The Huskies’ first title win also came at Catoosa. Coach Jaclyn Burroughs ended her first season as head coach with a state title.
"Our seniors did an incredible job, especially in stressful moments," Burroughs told The Oklahoman. "We talked a lot about staying calm and blocking out the distractions and focusing on every point we were on. The seniors just did a great job of showing good character and keeping the underclassmen calm and confident in their play."
Edmond North led 17-12 in the fourth set before Broken Arrow tied the match. The team swapped points before Edmond North won the final two points to capture the title.
During a back-and-forth first set, the teams traded points until it was tied at 24, then Broken Arrow won consecutive points to win its first set. Edmond North went on a run in the second set, tying the match at 1 after a 25-19 win.
On Oct. 3, Edmond North lost 3-0 at Broken Arrow. It was the Huskies final loss of the season.
"After our loss to Broken Arrow, we, as a team, had a lot of reflection and talked about what to do going forward," Burroughs said. "We had much more focus at practice after that and a lot of effort."
This is the fifth straight Class 6A title that an Edmond High School has won. Edmond Santa Fe won in 2017-18, Memorial in 2016 and North started the streak in 2015. It was also the 11th straight season an Edmond school was in the state title match.