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The disappointment was apparent for the Grant County Lady Braves as they were swept by Walton-Verona in three sets Aug. 23 at Walton-Verona High School.
Trailing most of the first and second sets, the Braves struggled to communicate on the court, leading to errors that, according to players, should not have occurred.
“Our goals are to be a more talkative team and to go further than we ever have. We are learning things from a new coach. We all want a great season and we have all the potential,” said Lady Braves Senior Taylor Cummins.
There is no disputing that this Lady Braves team has potential, placing as runners-up in the Bracken County Tournament on Aug. 18 and being ranked higher than they have been in a decade.
“We are now seeded fifth in our region. That has not happened since 2002. We have every chance to be great in front of our faces, we just have to take it,” Cummins said.
Grant County head coach Amanda Matracia-Grigsby is also confident in her team’s potential.
“When we get out on the floor and play as the team that we know we can be, I believe we could be a threat to a lot of teams,” she said. “We just have to have that mind set every game, and sometimes it can be hard to do with any team. This team has potential to do well this year, and they have already started to prove that.”
The Lady Braves hope to continue to prove themselves in their upcoming game against cross-town rival Williamstown on Aug. 30 at Grant County High School.