Volleyball team struggles at end of regular season
by Jamie Harris
The Lady Indians volleyball program ended their regular season on the road this past week dropping contests to both Washington and Jefferson. The losses give the Lady Indians a final regular season record of 5-18 before the team heads to the PVC Championships on Tuesday.
Against Washington last Tuesday night, Berkeley Springs lost 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-6). The Lady Indians were led by: Casey Solomon - six digs two blocks, three points and Tiff Michael - six digs, three points.
Coach Heather Lorigan summed up the loss, “Overall, I’m much happier with this showing against Washington than with how we played on Saturday. We switched up our defense a little, which allowed us to get into position easier to dig up their hits, which certainly paid off with 25 digs as a team. Our serving and passing were inconsistent tonight, which didn’t allow us to get the big hits we can usually make. We have one more match this season (Thursday against Jefferson) and we’re looking to finish the regular season strong before moving into sectional play on Monday.”
Against Jefferson, the Lady Indians lost 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-15). Berkeley Springs was led by Natalie Redick - six points, Casey Solomon - 10 kills, eight digs, and Lauren Schetrompf - six kills, five digs.
Coach Lorigan on the last regular season game, “Tonight was our last regular season matches before sectional play. While it didn’t turn out the way we’d hoped, I’m happy with how we played during the second set. We actually stepped it up and played as a team for the majority of the set, but we weren’t quite able to finish it. Hopefully we can come together and play when we face Frankfort on Tuesday during the first round of sectionals.”
In Junior Varsity action, the Junior Lady Indians lost both contests to Washington 2-0 (25-14, 25-8) the Lady Indians were led by Christina Hartley - three kills and Brandi Young- one kill, one block against Washington and then fell to Jefferson 2-0 (25-7, 25-16). The Junior Lady Indians finished their season with a 2-18 record.