On Oct. 27, the Lady Skippers Volleyball team were not just smelling the roses on the court, but they smelled the scent of something sweeter. Victory.
The last home game of the season for the Lady Skippers Volleyball team was also sophomore night. Roses were given to the eight sophomores on the team including: Kelly David, Michelle Arnett, Andrea Henry, Amanda Curley, Ann Bogie, Cassie Cobb, Jillian Verbeke and Lindsay Thams.
The sophomores and the rest of the Lady Skippers played a very well fought game against Mott Community College in a three to one set victory. Sets were 25 – 14, 25 – 23, 15 – 25 and 25 – 22.
Coach Chuck Weisner said, “After game one we took them too lightly.”
Mott Community College almost winning set two and winning set three made spectators wonder if it would go to five sets. But the Lady Skippers and the sophomores didn’t want their last home game to end in defeat.
In the words of Weisner, “In the end, they sucked it up and we stuck together and they pulled each other up by the boot straps. They played fired up volleyball for the last two points, which is the way we wanna play.”
The St. Clair County Community College Lady Skippers played two more games after their last home against Jackson Community College and Grand Rapids Community College. They got three sets to one victory over Jackson Community, and a three set loss to Grand Rapids Community.
This gives the overall standing for the Lady Skippers 30 wins and 14 losses on the season going into their final tournament of the year.
The volleyball team still has the NJCAA District Tournament at Grand Rapids Community College, and if the girls get through that, the National Tournament at Owens Community College.
Tournaments will be held Nov. 4-6 and Nov.18-20.
So, the Lady Skippers have no time to stop and smell the flowers. They have to prepare to go against the best in the weeks to come.