By Drew Terhall
GREENVILLE — Greenville volleyball hosted a scrimmage with Brookville, Bellefontaine and Mississinawa Valley on Aug. 14. The groups performed one another twice in two classes with 25-minute intervals.
For Greenville, head coach Michelle Hardesty stated the staff began out gradual, however completed sturdy. For assistant coach Jim Hardesty, he thought the staff performed very well within the second session.
He stated whereas not realizing the rating, he felt the staff was in management throughout their matches within the second session.
“Right here, I believed we bounced again towards some very nice groups. Second time by, I believed we dominated,” Jim Hardesty stated.
The staff remains to be figuring some issues out earlier than they open the season on Aug. 22 at residence towards Tippecanoe. Michelle Hardesty stated the staff does want to return out stronger in video games. However general, she felt the staff did get higher.
In a setting like this, Hardesty desires to strive various things and play completely different gamers to seek out the suitable mixture for when the season comes round.
“We’re messing with our lineups. That’s what scrimmaging preseason is about. Giving all people the chance to showcase their abilities and check out to determine one thing constant going into subsequent week,” Michelle Hardesty stated.
For Mississinawa Valley, they’d a stable displaying throughout the scrimmage. Head coach Nancy Whitted stated there was just a few issues serving. Of their first scrimmage, they have been a serving staff however wasn’t actually one on this one.
General, Whitted was pleased with how the staff performed collectively. It’s a staff that added just a few items and are nonetheless coming collectively. It does assist that final yr Cora and Makenna Hoggatt performed a little bit of varsity throughout their freshmen yr.
“They gel very well collectively. We now have a freshman on there and a sophomore. I imagine all the others just about labored collectively loads. Even the twins got here up on varsity final yr and performed a bit bit. They’re beginning to gel collectively fairly nicely,” Whitted stated.
Getting into this season, the WOAC is extensive open for the taking. There’s not a powerful preseason favourite to win the convention. It’s a convention made up of loads of good groups.
Whitted stated she advised her staff they are often those to win the league. The Girl Blackhawks have proven up able to play, however simply have to discover a bit extra consistency.
“They arrive out of the gate able to play. They got here right here to play, they got here right here to do nicely. For essentially the most half they did, simply sort of inconsistent. We’re going to work on that. However, I advised them they actually have a powerful shot,” Whitted stated.
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