This was the closest game, which was attended by Mark Fishbach as a coach of Johnson badminton.
“And it was incredible,” he said.
Wednesday’s state title game went down in the broadcast. After the first sets, Washington led four of the seven matches, trying to end the series of titles of successive states. But Johnson roared back and claimed three of the first four finals.
Another meeting was needed to claim another state crown.
“At the same time, to hold three sets to decide on the meeting, we gathered a kind of gathering the team and we talked about one person, but you want to be the cause of the team,” Fishbach said.
The victory came from what might have seemed an unlikely source.
Alexis Syong and Lena Nguen lost in the first set and won the 3rd doubt, winning the sixth school of Washington 4-3 and won the seventh state title in the last 12 years. and 12th overall in program history.
It was surprising, given that one player was played in the duet, who did not play Badminton before this season, and the other, who just rose to the university last week.
“Faster and simply be able to play at a high level and determine the meeting, it was really a special thing,” Fishbach said.
That was the story of Johnson’s season. Injuries and diseases meant that players had to move forward.
The point came to one point when the Johnson coaching headquarters thought to mix his staffs to find different combinations. Instead, governors chose to continue raising the players who would work to earn their chances. That move paid off. Another title is Johnson’s.
It probably upset everyone present. Johnson is Goliath and everyone else is always waiting for him to fall. Not this year.
Fischbach attributes graduates to Johnson to help stay up to stay. On Wednesday, six students of Johnson, one assistant and five volunteers, were ready to help the coach and maintain a series.
“Young girls are proud of the tradition and see the great girls, and what is the significance of it for them,” he said. “We talk about how everyone is rooting against us, so we have to be with each other. The whole gym cheers when the other girl gets a point and we just have our 10 teammates and graduates; it’s a little different. … That’s our team, that’s what we focus on. We try to block out the noise and just focus on what we’re doing. We work hard and we earn it.”