Aquinas earned a spot in their second consecutive state tournament and will face Crandon on Thursday at 6:35 pm. The Blugolds lost by just one point in last year's State Tournament championship game.
The Blugolds learned a lot from last year's experience.
" There were several things," Head Coach Dave Donarski said. " Probably the biggest one is just to relax and enjoy it. I don't think we had as much enjoyment out of it because we were kind of tight, like we knew what we needed to do and that made everybody a little bit nervous. I've seen a completely different atmosphere this year, and it has been a ton of fun. The girls have enjoyed it so much more too. "
In addition, Aquinas' fast pace game will be matched by Crandon as they play at a similar speed.
" We really like playing that fast tempo so that will be a benefit to us," Senior Kyah Steiner. " I think a lot of teams when they play us they try and slow us down a little bit because we do play that fast tempo, and other teams can't hang with us, so it will be fun to get a super fast paced game and get that going."