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Tough loss for SCHS volleyball

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By John Shindlebower

The Spencer County Volleyball team had a relatively quiet week, playing only one match in what has been a very busy start to their season.

Despite a 2-13 record on the year, the girls have been competitive in most of their matches, and last week’s road loss at Bullitt East was no exception.

Spencer County dropped the first game by a score of 25-22 and Bullitt

East rallied to nip the Lady Bears in the second game, 25-23.

In both games, Spencer County were able to build leads, but were not able to hold on for the victory.

“They just have to learn how to put a team away,” said coach Tim Elder.

He said that seems to be what sparked a team meeting after the game in which their girls came up with a “every point is the last point” philosophy they intend to utilize from that point out. Elder explained it’s a way to emphasize that each point is important.

“They are going to play like it’s the last point they will ever play in their life. We will see how it works,” he said. Success or not, give the girls credit for some self-motivation.

You can watch the team and see that they’re capable of being competitive against most of the teams on their schedule, and Elder said he’s seen improvement in all areas since the summer.

“We have improved in so many ways,” he said, “defensively, offensively, serving and hitting.”

One big advantage to the busy early season schedule has been the experience gained, especially by younger players. In fact, Elder said he doesn’t consider many of them to be inexperienced any more.

“They have pushed themselves hard and it is showing.”

The girls will be back in action on Wednesday when the host Ballard at 7:30 and will be at Henry County on Thursday. Next week they’ll host Bardstown on September 7 and Bullitt Central on September 9. All home games begin at 7:30.