Summit V-ball drops a couple |

Summit V-ball drops a couple

Geoff Mintz
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The Summit High volleyball team had a tough couple games this week. The team lost in three sets (23-25, 17-25, 22-25) to Elizabeth on Monday and to D’Evelyn (14-25, l9-25, 23-25) on Wednesday.

But head coach Liz Hughes said the girls are in good spirits and had a solid practice on Thursday.

“We has a really good practice,” Hughes said. “We’re working on faster transitions, just being faster and being a little more aware of what the other team is doing. Next week we’ll be trying to work on running an offense that slows down the other teams. We need to have more of an effect on the other team.”

Monday’s game against Elizabeth was really disappointing for the team because it was one they could’ve and should’ve won, according to the coach.

“They just didn’t show up on Monday, so that was kind of a bad day,” Hughes said. “(Wednesday), they played really hard. They still had some unforced errors. I think that we could have beaten D’Evelyn without those unforced errors.”

As a result, the team is focused on pressure serving.

“When my girls are serving tough and serving well, they do very well. When they’re missing serves or serving easily, that’s when they don’t do so well. So we have to get better in that area,” Hughes said.

But the girls’ morale is good and they’re keeping their heads up after the string of losses.

“I’m actually really impressed with them,” Hughes said. “Today was positive. We actually had a little chat about it. (Wednesday) wasn’t that rough of a loss. They were still excited to play.”

There aren’t currently any plans to shift the lineup around, although they’ve moved a couple people around throughout the season.

Coming out of Homecoming weekend, the team has a game on Monday at Alameda, which is a matchup that should favor the Lady Tigers and serve as a big confidence booster, Hughes said.

Then, the team will have the remainder of the week to practice and work on running a faster offense heading into the final stretch of the season. Summit is currently

2-9 on the season.

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