Despite falling twice to the Lady Mustangs earlier in the season, Union Grove defeated Ola 2-0 on Sept. 26 and 3-0 two days later for the county crown.
“I was really happy because Ola is one of our biggest rivals,” Babbs said. “When we started the season, we lost twice to Ola and that weekend is when we finally stepped up and beat them--that felt really good.”
Babbs also said the reason they were able to top the Lady Mustangs was due to improved chemistry and more determination.
The Lady Wolverines also did not lose a set in the tournament and finished the regular season on an eight-match winning streak. Now, Babbs and her teammates will turn their attention to the Area 4-AAAAA tournament, which begins Thursday at McIntosh High.
“We definitely have to go there with a positive attitude because our first game is Ola again so they will really want to beat us,” Babbs said.
Babbs leads the team with 252 kills and would like to continue playing in college.
“That is still a dream that I want to accomplish,” said Babbs, who has a 3.2 grade-point average and an interest in becoming an adoption attorney.