Archive for Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bravettes have room to improve

September 2, 2009

The Bonner Springs volleyball team threw itself into the fire Tuesday night with a tough opening slate.

The Bravettes traveled to Eudora to take on the host Cardinals, as well as Baldwin and rival Basehor-Linwood. BSHS returned home 0-3.

Bonner fought hard against Baldwin, losing both games in the match after having big leads. Eudora seemed to have Bonner’s number and made quick work of the Bravettes, leaving only Basehor between BSHS and a rough start.

However, Basehor had other ideas and ripped through the largely inexperienced Bonner squad.

“We had moments inside of a rally … but we need to work on finishing,” said first-year coach Heather Campbell. “After all of our hard work we need to get points. Sooner or later we have to be able to finish inside of rallies.”

Though they showed signs of life at times, the Bravettes did not win a single game on the evening.

“We need to do more drills on seeing what is open, seeing the court,” Campbell said. “Six (players) can’t cover the whole court. There are holes out there; we just have to get to the point where we can see those holes and hit them.”

Campbell thinks the team needs a little time to get going, but knows the Bravettes have a lot to work on to compete with the best teams in the Kaw Valley League. She has until 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, when they play host to Washington and Immaculata.

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