Volleyball falls short

Titans down Atoms 3-0 in three sets

Mia Antezana Garcia, Staff Writer

On Oct. 3, the volleyball team held their annual ‘Dig Pink’ game. The crowd celebrated the teams’ hard work and dedication, as they fund raised and built awareness for breast cancer.

The night started off filled with laughter and amusement as the volleyball girls each made an original entrance with a friend outside the team.
The game resulted in a loss against the T.C William Titans. The Atoms 25-19 during the first period, 25-19 during the second period and 25-7 during the third period. The result of the game was 3-0.

“We will keep working on our serving and communication,” Larry Lefbom said.

This appeared to be the biggest obstacle that they faced throughout the game.

However, it was not solely the head coach that recognized specific problems throughout the game. As a whole, the entire team realized that they needed to make several improvements for their performance and future games.

“We can improve on our serving as well as our hitting,” junior Cerys Jones said. “Those two skills were messed us up the most.”

However, the night was not all problems and errors.

“When we are out our best, we’re a scrappy team,” Lefbom said. “We are getting every loose ball, communicating loudly and frustrating the other team by not letting the ball hit the floor.”

“We hit and blocked very well. We also had some good serves but I think we still have room for improvement,” Jones said.

Despite their loss, Jones also believes that not all hope is not lost for the team.

“We wanted to win, but we knew what the issues were and we plan on fixing them at practices,” Jones said.

This optimism and dedication come to show that although they lost the game, the team are still continually holding their heads up high and looking forward.

For the next game, the team hopes to improve on their serve percentage.
Jones believes that they need to prepare physically and emotionally. She plans to do this alongside her teammates and is looking forward to the next game as well as hoping to fix the problems the team is having.

The next volleyball game will be against Mt. Vernon and will be an away game. The game will take place on Oct. 16.