The Tuloso-Midway volleyball team is headed into the second half of district play with plenty of confidence. That’s because the Cherokees know exactly what to do in order to secure a spot in the postseason.

“The second round is going to be a lot better for us,” said first-year T-M coach Kellie O’Leary, whose team went 2-5 in the first half of 30-4A play. “We learned a lot about ourselves in the first round. Now we know what we need to do to get where we want to be, and that’s that playoffs.”

The Cherokees (12-15 overall) lost to Victoria East in four games last Friday to wrap up the first half and were set to open the second round on Tuesday against Beeville. O’Leary said the focus this half is going to be executing at critical moments.

“That was one of our biggest obstacles,” she said. “We have to stay positive and be mentally focused. We have to play with confidence and execute convincingly when the time is appropriate.”