SPORTS CAMP INFO
Volleyball team ends seasons after losing nail biter in sectionals
October 31, 2013Southport High School
The girls volleyball team was busy before and during break.
Before break the girls’ volleyball team faced Greenwood Community and lost 3-0.
“In the first two sets, although we played sloppily, we were in it to the end,” Head coach Mr. Kyprian Harasymowcyz said.
The third game however was a completely different story, according to Harasymowcyz there were a ton of mental errors that lead to a loss.
“Its problems like these that rest on the shoulders of the head coach, and I will address it at practice,” Harasymowcyz said.
Despite their loss there are players that have stood out in coaches’ mind, such as junior setter Shayla Wright who is on the road of becoming one of the best setters in the conference. Seniors Bailey Brothers and Dabney Skutt both have really stepped up to lead the team on and off the court. Senior Molly Bridges, a player who came into the season not knowing anything about volleyball, is now a starter on varsity.
Over break the girls were very active, with two regular season games and the sectional tournament.
They started off the break facing Columbus North at home, in which they lost three straight. According to Harasymowcyz CN is a much improved team.
“We didn’t bring our A game, which didn’t help,” Harasymowcyz said. “Our supporting cast especially came out flat and unprepared.”
Next the team traveled to Roncalli, once again they lost in three straight, but unlike the Columbus match, according to Harasymowcyz, the team came out and played well against one of the top teams in 4A and the state. He also thinks the team is more aggressive and plays better in local matches.
“We played well in all aspects of the game; unfortunately, Roncalli is just THAT much better,” Harasymowcyz said.
Finally was the first round of sectionals against Pike, in which they lost a close one, 3-2.
“Our kids played their best all season in this match, but wasn’t enough,” Harasymowcyz said.
Despite the loss there were some outstanding performances by the players, according to coach. Brothers had a career high 23 kills, Skutt had a career high 26 digs, junior Brooke Jenkins had a career high 23 digs, and Harasymowcyz thinks Wright distributed the offense better than she ever has.
“It was a decent way to end the season, even though we didn’t win,” Harasymowcyz said.
The girls wrap up their season with a record of 10-16.
Thank you for supporting the girls this season.
SHS News Bureau