On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the Mancelona Ironmen came up to face our varsity volleyball team.
It was a slow start as the girls were not communicating and their intensity was at an all-time low. Mancy was expected to be one of the easiest teams that the girls have faced all season. The Ironmen could not get their passes up to their setter, let alone get a good solid hit down. Our team played down to size, but they were good enough to pull a 25-19 win out in game one.
Game two had a better flow as our girls were ready to sweep the floor. Sophomore setter Amber Passino was able to set all around the court, everything from Outside, Middle, and even C. This was the perfect opportunity for the girls to try new things that they have not really done other than in practice. Middle hitter Shaylee Micheal attempted a quick up at the net, but was too early and the set was off. It was a good learning experience for our girls, as they were up so much that it did not matter. The second game ended with a win for the Bulldogs and a score of 25-10.
By game three the girls were ready to go home. It felt like a long night for many of the girls with rotation difficulties and service issues. About halfway through the third game, the girls were out of rotation twice. They threw together a new rotation at the last second before the game, and the girls were not use to the flow. They got it figured and finished the night off with a 25-20 win.
Overall the night had its ups and downs. The girls were solid at most times but had moments of playing to their opponent’s level. They head down to Shelby/Ludington this weekend. Hopefully, they get their quirks cleaned up and their intensity increased.
They head out on an overnight road trip to Shelby/Ludington this weekend. Hopefully, they get their quirks cleaned up and their intensity increased.