Archive for Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Baldwin High School volleyball team picks up first victory

September 9, 2015

The Baldwin High School volleyball team broke through with its first victory of the season, going on the road to down Frontier League foe Spring Hill, 20-15, 25-19, 25-19, 24-26, 15-13.

Coach Jill Brown was the win was satisfying for a number of reason.

“It was a great win for us over a team that had previously beaten us in the (Frontier) league tournament,” she said. “I was really proud of the team in how they fought back after losing the first set against a good team with a very vocal crowd.”

The Bulldogs were much better at taking care of the ball at Spring Hill, Brown said.

“We had very few unforced errors, which plagued us in our first two outings,” she said. “We also were more aggressive attacking the ball. I think that’s an area where we still have room for improvement. We need to stay aggressive, especially when the game gets tight. It’s easy to be too careful at that point and play not to lose, but we are definitely at our best when we are aggressive and in attack mode.”

Brown praised the play of the team’s two middles, Kelsey Kehl and Riley O’Rourke, and of setter/outside hitter Emma Burnett. Kyna Smith and Kayla Kurtz also played well, she said.

“Kyna did a nice job setting and also had six kills with only one error,” Brown said. “She is just very steady and is attacking the ball well. We probably need to figure out how to get her the ball more.”

Kurtz was also aggressive attacking the ball, finishing with eight kills with two errors. the ball.  She had 8 kills with 2 errors.

Baldwin stats:

Emma Burnett 20 kills, 29 Ddgs, 2.3 serve receive rating

Riley O’Rourke, 13 kills

Kelsey Kehl, 12 kills, 3 blocks, 35 digs, 2.4 serve receive rating

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