Skippers gains first Conference win
The SC4 Lady Skippers volleyball team, 1-2, 5-8, has earned their first win by defeating Schoolcraft Community College women’s volleyball team last Thursday night. After starting the season off with two losses, they took the match from Schoolcraft in a 25-19, 25-19, 25-15 defeat at SC4. “It was a fun night, and the girls played better than they did (last) Tuesday night against Macomb,” Coach Chuck Weisner said.
It wasn’t much of a battle after the first match, as the Skippers bumped their score, and led the entire rest of the game. Chipping in for the Skippers was Kelly David, a setter for the team who finished the game with 34 assists, and 13 passes. David also led the team in blocks, with 3 blocks. With 7 kills each, Jillian Verbeke and Amanda Curley threw some numbers on the scoreboard.
“I think our team has a lot of potential to be great, and we are just starting out so we aren’t quite used to playing together just yet,” Captain Kim Deland said. The girls had a rough start with their first two games, but certainly mopped the floor with Schoolcraft on Thursday.
After the game, coach Weisner had the girls stick around for a 45 minute practice. “I told the girls if we beat Schoolcraft in three, we would practice after the match,” Weisner explained, “I told them they could have the weekend off,” The girls’ next game will be against Mott Community College Lady Bears volleyball team on Thursday, Sept. 23, at Mott Community College, the game begins at 7 p.m. The team’s next home game will be Sat., October 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. against Delta College, as well as two games against Alpena Community College on October 9, beginning at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission costs are $3 for adults, $1 for students, and children under 8 are allowed in free.