Saline Volleyball is starting to click at the right time. With only 27 days until districts, the Lady Hornets are showing flashes of dominance that are leading to key victories over conference opponents, like the Monroe Trojans.
Last night, Saline (20-11-3) (7-2 SEC) defeated Monroe in three sets, while enjoying the boastfulness of their student section’s “Beach Night”. The first two games were won easily, (25-13) and (25-10), while the third game was much more of a struggle for the Lady Hornets. Saline gave up 18 points to their 4 before they regained their confidence and rallied back to finish the game 26-24.
Coach Lisa Shea was proud of her girls, but believed they can learn much from this win, “We are still as a team learning how to finish and that showed tonight. We put the first 2 sets away, the way we were supposed to and then we got lazy and put ourselves in a big hole. On the one hand, the girls showed great resilience in climbing out of that 18-4 hole. And that’s something I want them to remember, that they are capable of coming back no matter how far behind… Focus and intensity are everything at that point in the match.”
Senior Marissa Owen was very involved againstMonroe, recording 32 assists on the night, while junior Mackenzie Shand and sophomore Jess Wolma made 6 blocks a piece.
The next time Saline will compete will be at home for the Saline Hornet Invitation this Saturday at 8 am.