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Despite Losses, STLCC Volleyball Continues to Make Progress

October 01, 2012

Carrie Latimore  
Sophomore Carrie Latimore receives a serve in recent action as Riley Lammert gets ready for the play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While some may have difficulty pulling the positives from an 0-3 showing for the STLCC volleyball team in their weekend trip to Midland, Texas, head coach Johnna Kinney has no such struggle.

Kinney emphasizes the need to observe the team’s progress, particularly given the level of opposition found in the three-game tournament.

“We knew we were going down there to get ready for regionals,” Kinney said. “The teams we saw there were tougher than what we’ll see in our region. We played Colby College (Kansas) well on Friday night, and we improved the second time we played Midland.”

Allayna Lowe and Meghan Buerk  
Allayna Lowe and Meghan Buerk execute a block in
recent action.

Kinney has credited her team’s ability to battle back from tough losses throughout the year, and not allowing them to linger, a key attribute for a program that has relied on so much youth in 2012.

“We still need a lot of mental toughness, but the skill level improvement has been huge,” Kinney said.

The Archers are now entering the final stretch of the regular season, starting with a game at Jefferson College Wednesday.

STLCC has just six regular season games remaining, including its only two home matches of the season, Oct. 15 against the Missouri Baptist University junior varsity, and Oct. 29 in a rematch with Lewis and Clark Community College.