By Drew Terhall
BROOKVILLE — Within the Southwest Division III Sectional Volleyball Event, the fourth seed Arcanum took down Springfield Northeastern, the seventeenth seed, 3-0.
Head coach Jacie Holman mentioned the staff has been battling a illness all week lengthy. She didn’t have a good suggestion of what to anticipate from her staff on this one. However, the staff got here out firing and able to seize this win.
“We’ve been battling loads of illness this week. We had been a bit of nervous stepping on the court docket. We had a light-weight follow yesterday, no follow Thursday. We had been form of nervous about what we had been going to see after we stepped on the court docket,” Holman mentioned. “General, I used to be fairly pleased with my women. They got here out robust and gave an excellent battle.”
Arcanum received in three units of 25-8, 25-14 and 25-12. The serving and the protection to offense transition was an excessive amount of for the Woman Jets to deal with.
However through the second set, the Woman Trojans settled in a bit an excessive amount of and let Northeastern cling round. Holman mentioned she talked together with her staff about not taking full management over video games and letting groups cling round.
The staff is a excessive seed on this match and have swept each of their match opponents, nevertheless it hasn’t been the prettiest.
“I advised my women we deserve that fourth seed, however proper now in match I don’t know that we’re essentially exhibiting it,” Holman mentioned.
The Woman Trojans had been capable of get the kills and get the aces wanted to win this one. But it surely didn’t look as clear as a few of their matches earlier than.
Holman mentioned they should use these alternatives to dominate groups and present they’re making progress. They’ve proven their expertise, however want to indicate they will persistently play as much as their normal.
“They’re highschool women and I understand that. But it surely’s exhausting to get them into the mindset of ‘play your sport.’ I don’t assume that’s what we did right here at present. We simply performed and had been okay with it as a result of we had been getting the kills and we had been getting the aces. They weren’t essentially the prettiest that we’ve ever finished,” Holman mentioned.
The staff will face the fifth seed in Versailles on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Brookville. Holman mentioned will probably be exhausting to arrange for Versailles, however she remembers their video games in opposition to MAC opponents like New Bremen and Marion Native.
The staff might want to make the most of each alternative they should put the ball away in opposition to the Woman Tigers. Holman mentioned she is assured that in the event that they play their sport, they may give Versailles a run.
Holman believes this staff could make a deep run on this match.
“I advised my coaches earlier than this season had began, earlier than we stepped on the court docket, my purpose this season was to win two match video games. We’ve finished that, however I simply advised my women within the locker room that I’m not finished with two. Based mostly on what we’ve finished this season, we are able to preserve occurring an extended run. I really imagine that,” Holman mentioned.
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