Lady Demons win on senior night

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By Ryan Naus

The Williamstown volleyball team started senior night with speeches and gifts from the younger players. They ended the night with a dominant win over a district opponent.

The Lady Demons defeated Owen County in two sets (25-16, 25-15) on Sept. 23.

“It was a real fun night because we played together,” senior Chelsea Fitterer said. “We all want to win and that helps us work together.”

The Lady Demons celebrated the careers of Fitterer, Taylor Eldridge and Sara Moreland.

“We played well and our serves were phenomenal in both sets,” coach Wes Staff said. “Tori Wilhoit racked up about six or seven points in a row because she was serving aces. It was one of the nights when our hitting, communication, passing and hustle came together.”

With two weeks left until the district tournament, the Lady Demons locked up the number one seed, but are still working to improve as they hope to advance to the district tournament.

“We need to move quicker and watch the ball together,” Fitterer said. “We’ve gotten more confident in each other. We try to keep each other’s head up.”

Although Staff saw improvement from his team, he also saw a new issue that his team needs to improve.

“If a setter makes a bad pass to a hitter, our hitters don’t know how to react on the fly,” Staff said. “We’re getting confused, but we have to realize that not every pass is going to be perfect. There’s always something to fix, but I think that’s what’s making us a good team because we can always find something to work on to get to the next level.”

Williamstown followed with a three-set victory over Calvary Christian on Sept. 26, winning 25-17, 12-25 and 25-23. In the final set, the Lady Demons were tied 23-23 with Calvary Christian before buckling down and taking the last two points.

“We faced one of the best hitters we’ve faced all year and it was a battle back and forth,” Staff said. “We have to continue to make good passes and talking. We have to learn how to react and that’s something we’re going to work on in the practices leading up to districts.”