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The Grant County High School Lady Braves volleyball team were defeated by the Walton-Verona Lady Bearcats on Aug. 28th with a score of 3-0.
Despite losing the game, sophomores, Emily Livingood and Meagan Kinard, are optimistically looking forward to the rest of the season.
“During the second game we had a pretty good run and we tried our hardest – they are a very good team,” said Kinard, “But, I’m looking forward to districts this year. I have a good feeling that we’re going to go a lot farther than we did last year. I would love to put another year on our banner.”
Livingood believes the team will continue to get tougher as the season progresses.
“I’m looking forward to us growing more as a team – we’re a really young team – and I’m looking forward to how we end up at the end of the season,” says Livingood.
The team is already looking forward to what they need to work on in practice to ensure a victory for the next game.
“In the next practice I’m going to work on blocking,” Kinard says. “I feel like my timing wasn’t down tonight and I think if I work on my blocks we can get them next time.”
Although the volleyball match did result in a loss, there was no lack of action.
“The last few plays were the most suspenseful for me. We were going for every ball and it was just really intense,” Livingood said.
Part of the team’s plan to play with more teamwork is how they spend time off the court.
“We’re really close and we spend a lot of time together off the court and I think it really pays off for us,” says Livingood.
“We’re a pretty close team but we could also be closer and our teamwork could always improve,” Kinard said.