Lanesville dismantled by Creek
Silver Creek’s auxiliary gymnasium, which has no air-conditioning, was blazingly hot Thursday night as the host team took on Lanesville in girls volleyball.
Lady Eagle coach Lindsay Davis was even hotter after her club settled for a 15-7, 15-2 loss.
Lanesville, which has only 14 players combined for varsity and jayvee, lost its fourth straight match. The team has only three seniors, and only one of the players saw much action on the floor last year.
“Basically, we are starting over,” Davis said. “We have to get used to each other, and that hasn’t really started happening yet. Other sports it’s not so important, but in volleyball, you really have to know each other and how everyone plays.
“When you lose five of your starting six, it’s going to take time. I just need them to not be satisfied with losing and take the initiative to want to become better.”
Lanesville stayed with the Lady Dragons in the early going of game one, falling behind 3-1 before rallying to tie the score on a kill by Shelby Acton and an ace by Kimberly Ashley.
Thanks to some strong blocking by Rachel Eickhotte, Silver Creek pushed ahead 8-4 before Lanesville made its last run to close the gap to 8-6. From there, the Lady Dragons pulled away to the easy win, 15-7.
In the second set, Lanesville broke sideout several times but trailed by a 6-0 margin before garnering its first point. Silver Creek never faltered, however, and exploded to its match-winner, 15-2.
“We’re working on our game, and each time out we are getting a little bit better,” Davis said. “Right now, our big problems are not gelling and staying focused in that second game. We really seem to drop off there. It’s not conditioning, so it must just be mental. (We) just need to try and stay focused in the game.”