By Drew Terhall
BROOKVILLE — Within the Southwest Division III Sectional Volleyball Match, the fifth seed Versailles swept 18th seed Middletown Madison, 3-0, on Oct. 21 at Brookville Excessive College.
The Woman Tigers began out a bit sluggish and dedicated a number of early hitting errors. Head coach Liz McNeilan mentioned this begin was much like the beginning of their first match sport.
“I believe we’re a bit of scared to make errors proper at starting. That aggressiveness turns into lacking the court docket by about two toes. We bounce a bit of greater, swing a bit of sooner I believe we get that ball in going throughout the court docket,” McNeilan mentioned.
Versailles gained the primary two set, 25-14 and 25-19. It took awhile for the crew to get on observe.
In that second set, the crew dedicated a number of too many errors to let Madison dangle round. McNeilan mentioned she is ok with the crew lacking a few of their hits deep as a result of meaning they’re nonetheless being aggressive.
“We work on a regular basis in apply hitting the corners. They’re being aggressive. I a lot quite have them lacking two toes deep than lacking brief and into the web,” McNeilan mentioned.
The crew didn’t depart a lot room for a comeback as they gained the third set, 25-10. They did play many of the set with out senior libero Brooke Briscoe. She left the set after a small damage. Briscoe returned late within the set after she was patched up.
McNeilan mentioned she is pleased with the crew for powering by the sluggish begin and getting on observe. She additionally mentioned gamers like juniors Ava Shardo and Taylor Wagner and senior Mia Eversole stepped up and confirmed the progress they made in apply within the sport.
The crew additionally benefited from having a senior nonetheless be on their sideline that has skilled a deep match run. Senior Cassie Bomholt has been out this season after coping with an damage within the spring.
Bomholt began to play higher and higher throughout the Woman Tigers run to the State semifinals final season. McNeilan mentioned Bomholt has been a frontrunner ever for the reason that begin of the season.
“She’s a frontrunner within the locker room, a frontrunner on the sidelines. She’s speaking to the ladies on a regular basis. She jumps in each drill at apply, whether or not she will toss,” McNeilan mentioned. “I’m tremendous pleased with her. That’s not a straightforward factor to do espceially as a senior. We’ve seen feelings from her at occasions. However my golly, has she labored her tail off.”
The Woman Tigers will go up in opposition to the fourth seed in Arcanum on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Brookville. McNeilan mentioned she expects the gifted squad in Arcanum to return out able to play in that one.
Whereas the crew has just one apply to arrange for Arcanum, the Woman Tigers have been practising some various things in case they go up in opposition to sure groups.
The crew does concentrate on who they’ve subsequent, but in addition work to arrange for potential opponents whoever they could be. McNeilan mentioned the crew has been specializing in taking video games one level at a time whereas balancing practising in opposition to totally different appears and types they may encounter.
“Each level issues. In apply, we’ve been specializing in each level. However we’ve been incorporating issues that we all know, hopefully if we proceed our run, that we’re going to see in groups that we’re going to face quickly,” McNeilan mentioned.
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