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In five days, the Williamstown High School volleyball team will open the 2008 season with a new coach and new expectations, and both of those have coach Kim Anglin excited about the possibilities.
"The girls are working hard, taking it seriously and we are molding together as a team. We have overcome quite a bit and we are looking forward to a strong season," Anglin said.
With that said, Anglin is also aware of the fact the Lady Demons have quite a bit to perfect before the season opener, Aug. 12, against Carroll County.
At the top of the list is serving, something Anglin and Williamstown works on every day in practice.
"Improving our serving and team chemistry are the two big things. We need to work on serving to spots on the court and improving our verbal communication on the court. We are finally understanding our rotations," Anglin said.
A preseason scrimmage last week against Harrison County showed Anglin that her team is capable of playing well, and she was confident heading into a scrimmage Aug. 5 at Calvary Christian.
"That match should tell a lot about our program and how much work we have left to do," Anglin said.
After opening the season against Carroll County, the Lady Demons have tests against Pendleton County, Gallatin County, Walton-Verona, Holmes and Grant County on the schedule.
"I would like to go 3-5 or better to start the season. If we can get some success early, that would be big for our program," Anglin said.
Anglin admitted she is at a bit of a disadvantage not knowing much about the opponents; however, she is not using that as an excuse.
"I'll continue coaching like I have been here forever. We'll play to our strengths and their weaknesses, but I think the second time around will be easier for me as I will have seen our opponents play before," Anglin said.