Archive for Thursday, October 16, 2008

BHS volleyball coach remains optimistic

October 16, 2008

Despite not winning a single match in more than one month, Baldwin High School volleyball coach Kelly Brown is staying optimistic for the remainder of the season.

BHS will play in the Frontier League tournament Saturday in Eudora. The action begins at 5 p.m.

Baldwin will enter the tournament as the No. 8 seed, but Brown thinks her team has a chance to shake up the league.

“If we play as well as we did tonight and we play well Thursday night, we’ll be in good hands for league,” Brown said. “We look good right now and this is the time of the year to be playing good ball.”

Brown said her team can play well at times, but passing has become the biggest problem this season.

“The one thing we have is height,” she said. “We have the ability to block and hit over the block. It’s just a matter of getting the ball to the hitters.”

On Tuesday, Baldwin hosted Eudora, Paola and Louisburg at home. BHS lost to all three teams in straight games. The Bulldogs lost to Louisburg (25-20, 25-12), Eudora (25-21, 25-13) and Paola (25-20, 25-16).

“I was pleased with the girls,” Brown said. “They were attacking and we passed so well on serve receive. We were hitting the ball, which is not something we do a lot, because we don’t usually have good serve-receive passes. Tonight, we did a good job of passing, so I hope they know they’re doing a good job.”

Over the weekend, Baldwin played in the De Soto Spikefest. The results were similar to Tuesday, with BHS being defeated in every match.

The Bulldogs began the day with St. James and lost 25-5 and 25-17. Then they proceeded to lose to Eudora (25-11, 25-23), Tonganoxie (25-18, 25-9) and Basehor-Linwood (25-15, 25-16).

On Tuesday, BHS will play at 5 p.m. at Ottawa.

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