Archive for Thursday, October 5, 2006

BHS volleyball struggles at Wellsville tournament

October 5, 2006

The Baldwin High School varsity volleyball team had an eventful week.

On Sept. 26, the Bulldogs went 0-3 against Anderson County, De Soto and Osawotomie, before taking part in the Wellsville tournament Saturday. Baldwin lost all matches against Eudora, Anderson County, Waverly and St. James Academy.

The games on Sept. 26 were hard fought.

"They all did great," coach Kelly Brown said. "We played a tough game against Anderson County, but ended up losing 32-30."

Baldwin's strengths were passing and serving.

"The team was in the 90th precentile for serving, and the 80th precentile for passing," Brown said. "Junior Callie Craig and sophomore Olivia Catloth had a great night in serving."

Saturday's tournament was unsuccessful, but the team knows what needs to be improved.

"We played pretty well until the last game," Craig said. "We played a team we should have beat and ended up losing. We would have been better off if our passing was better."

Junior Alex Bergan said the Bulldogs need to use the tournament for motivation for the remainder of the season.

"Saturday was a rough day," Bergan said. "We're just going to use Saturday as an example of what not to do and what to improve on. Our serving consistency is good, but if we really want to step it up, we need a quicker offense."

The Bulldogs next participate in the De Soto Spikefest Saturday.

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