By Drew Terhall
NEW CARLISLE — The fifth seeded Woman Wave volleyball crew misplaced 3-1 to the eighth seed Benjamin Logan at Tecumseh Excessive College on Oct. 17 within the Southwest Division II Volleyball Sectional Event.
The younger Greenville crew couldn’t cap off a very good season with a event win. Assistant coach Jim Hardesty mentioned whereas it wasn’t the crew’s evening, they nonetheless have quite a bit to be happy with and to sit up for.
“It was a tricky evening for us. We made fairly a couple of errors. Fairly happy with them although, they’d one heck of a season. They’re younger, we’re going to be again sturdy subsequent 12 months,” Hardesty mentioned.
The primary set was all Benjamin Logan. The Woman Raiders jumped out to a 14-3 lead within the first set. Nothing might go proper for Greenville.
However, the Woman Wave didn’t hand over simply. They fought again as greatest as they might to make it extra of a aggressive set. They fell within the first set, 25-15.
The momentum from the comeback try carried into the second set. They jumped out to a 9-3 lead and ultimately constructed that as much as a 17-8 lead.
The crew began to serve higher within the second set and the offense was getting right into a rhythm. After a comeback try by Benjamin Logan, Greenville closed out the set with a 25-15 win.
Hardesty mentioned he felt good after the crew got here out sturdy within the second set and fought again. However the subsequent two units can be all Benjamin Logan.
Serving was the massive distinction on this match. Exterior of the second set, Benjamin Logan had the sting in serving throughout the match.
Hardesty mentioned a key a part of their sport is serving and gaining the benefit in a match by being aggressive behind the road. On this one, Greenville had extra service errors than traditional whereas Benjamin Logan bought them out of system usually.
“Our serving is normally prime notch. That’s one in all our massive strengths. It simply didn’t occur tonight,” Hardesty mentioned. “They served us robust and we didn’t make the performs once we wanted to.”
The Woman Raiders began the third set on a 5-0 run and received 25-12. After an in depth begin to the fourth set, the Woman Raiders closed out the match with a 25-11 fourth set win to advance within the event.
Greenville gained some worthwhile postseason expertise. Hardesty mentioned postseason play is completely different than common season play as you don’t really feel the strain till late within the sport. The crew simply didn’t reply properly to that strain.
The Woman Wave will misplaced three seniors from this season. Hardesty mentioned senior Skylar Bryson, Mya Conway and Ava Loudy all did a fantastic job on this sport and throughout the season.
However, the remainder of the crew will return and could have gamers arising from a junior varsity crew that had a pleasant 12 months in accordance with Hardesty.
Greenville finishes with a 16-7 and a 14-4 convention file. Their 4 convention losses got here to Tippecanoe and Butler, the highest two groups within the MVL. The opposite out of convention losses aren’t dangerous losses both.
“We did an excellent job. We misplaced to a very good Arcanum crew after which we misplaced to Eaton. They’re all prime notch groups that we bought beat by. Tonight, we’re not going to hold our heads. We’re going to be happy with it and we’re going to come back again stronger subsequent 12 months,” Hardesty mentioned.
The 16 wins is probably the most by Greenville lately. The closest they got here to that mark was in 2019 after they reached 15 wins.
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