After losing to Sequoyah in the Final Four last year, Dunwoody opened the season with seven straight wins under new coach Steve Wilcosky.
“I thought we started off pretty well,” Wilcosky said. “The girls are still learning a new system and learning to trust each other a little bit. I thought each match we got better and better, especially over that weekend tournament at Sequoyah.
“We had some matches where we were down a little bit but we fought back. We showed that we could bend a little bit but weren’t breaking and we were keeping our composure and those are great qualities.”
At the Sequoyah Invitational Tournament, the Lady Wildcats swept Creekview, Allatoona and Woodstock before falling 2-0 to the Lady Chiefs once again.
“I think there was little bit of anxiousness to play them,” Wilcosky said. “We still have to play a lot more confident when we play against bigger teams like that. They were a really solid team in every position.
“One thing that we have to learn from that match is to play our style of game and not try to get in a hitting war with them. They were a little more physical with us. We have to really stick to a good game plan in order to attack them. Secondly, we have to have a smaller margin of error.”
Dunwoody bounced back to win its next contest and currently the Lady Wildcats are winners of five straight games.
“The expectations are extremely high,” Wilcosky said. “Definitely making it back to the state tournament and the second goal is advancing to the championship match. We have a tough road ahead of us. I think it’s going to require a lot of perseverance and not taking any team lightly.”