Warren Central win boosts Lady Cards confidence

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Hannah Garrett

Sophomore Vanessa Miller serves the ball during the Lady Card’s match against Warren Central. SHS won 3-0.

Savannah Doane , Reporter

The first eight regular season games of the SHS girls varsity volleyball season didn’t quite turn out the way the Lady Cardinals had hoped. They have won and have done well in tournaments this season, but in terms of regular season games, they were 0-8 until they got their first win against Warren Central High School on Thursday, Sept. 7.

According to head volleyball coach Chelsea Hoffman, the girls on the team really needed the win in order to prove to themselves that they have improved and gotten better throughout the season.

“We’ve had some very tough five-set losses,” Hoffman said. “So the girls really needed to get a win because they really have improved and gotten better, but when you’re losing it doesn’t always feel that way. So, to get a win is really good.”

The Lady Cards took every match they played against the Warriors, allowing them to walk off the court with a 3-0 victory over their opponent.

“It feels great to win on the home court…,” senior Tiana Wright said. “I just hope we all take the confidence we got, and contribute it to the Perry game.”

According to Hoffman, she believes that what has really hurt the team in previous games is when they’re down in a game and they have the mindset that they just want to “go on to the next one” rather than try and come back from their deficit.

Hoffman believes that tonight, the girls on the team really changed their attitude by knowing that they could come back, which is exactly what helped them recover from their small deficit in the second period in order to win the match 25-17.

“It’s the fact of knowing you can win even when you’re down…,” Hoffman said. “Tonight knowing we can come back from it (the deficit), I think we will take that with us as we continue on.”