Archive for Thursday, October 2, 2008

BSHS volleyball seeks winning streak

October 2, 2008

The Bonner Springs volleyball squad is having a tough time rebuilding this season, but coach Kerri Jennings thinks a breakthrough may be right around the corner.

On Saturday the Bravettes dropped to 3-15 for the season by going 1-5 at the Louisburg Tournament. They collected their only win against Prairie View. The losses came against Paola, Fort Scott, Santa Fe Trail, Anderson County and tournament host Louisburg.

Prior to the tournament, the Bravettes had dropped eight matches in a row, many of them to tough opponents such as Gardner-Edgerton and Kaw Valley League rival Lansing, the No. 5 team in Class 5A.

Jennings is in the middle of her first year as the BSHS coach and has seen effort and team building from her girls, but she also sees plenty of key areas where her team still can make big strides.

“We struggle with putting the ball down on the other side of the net (for kills), and we struggle with going all out to prevent it from hitting our side of the floor,” Jennings said. “If we pick up those two aspects of our game, we should be much more successful.”

The Bravettes will get their next chance to improve when they play host to Santa Fe Trail at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Then they will compete Oct. 11, at the Wyandotte County Tournament at Turner High School.

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