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By Haleigh Jacobs
Despite being defeated by the Owen County on Aug. 28, the Grant County Lady Braves volleyball team remains determined to stick together and move forward.
Grant County Senior Carissa Walton tries to see the positive side to a loss.
“We do get down on ourselves when we lose, however everyone on the team picks each other up when we’re down or mess up,” she said.
The Lady Braves started strong on Aug. 28, winning the first two sets against the Rebels 25-23 and 32-30.
A rocky start to the third set began a downward spiral for Grant County who was unable to regain their momentum for the remainder of the game.
“Every game we’re telling each other to shake it off, get the ball back and come to the middle to reconnect,” Walton says of her team’s strategy to stay focused.
While there may be no such thing as a good loss, the Lady Braves strive to turn each one into an opportunity for improvement.
“Our team works hard, practice or games. However, we aren’t a perfect team. We still have things we need to work on but it’s a work in progress,” said Walton.
Moving forward, the Braves plan to concentrate on improving communication on the floor and keeping up intensity throughout the game. On a personal level, Grant County seniors are enjoying their last season playing with a team that they have grown to love.
“It’s my senior year and I’m certainly not ready to let go of this team. We’re not just a team. We are one big family,” Walton said.
Next up for Grant County is a road game against Newport at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6.