The Lady Eagles put up quite the fight on Thursday, coming from behind to knock off Tanner at home.
The Rattlers were just a few points away from victory in the first set, but East Lawrence came storming back to win 26-24.
It was the kind of performance head coach Callie Alexander has been waiting to see from her team.
"I was impressed," Alexander said. "They came through, made the plays that they had to and got the job done."
The comeback invigorated the Eagles as they came out and won the second set going away 25-12.
"We've been working on keeping our emotions in check this year. We've lost a lot of close games, because we got down on ourselves," Alexander said. "I was really proud of the way we got out of that hole and the way they came out strong in the second set."
Could the win be a sign of bigger things to come? That's the hope.
"I hope so," said Alexander. "I think it came at the perfect time. We've been inching closer and closer, and I think that showed them that they can overcome obstacles and get the job done."
Kyra Cotner finished with five kills and two aces, while Kaitlin Dutton had six kills and eight digs. Devora Izquierdo had 12 assist and Maria Mayfield had 10 digs.
The Eagles lost a close one to Clements later in the night 2-1 (26-24, 15-25, 13-15). Izquierdo finished with 18 assists, and Makayla Goode had nine kills, three blocks. Kaitlin Dutton had seven kills, 10 digs and two aces.