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Rowan County Sports

August 13, 2010

Falcons' fall sports begin: Lakeside Girls Volleyball

August 13, 2010 —     The Lakeside Christian Academy girl’s volleyball team starts their season Saturday led by head coach Mary Alice Terry.

    Last year the team was one game from making it to the state tournament. They hope to change that this year and to make it into the tournament. Their biggest rival is Bluegrass Baptist, who beat them last year, although all the games were very close.

    “Our goal this year is to communicate with each other better this year, sophomore Allie Winkleman said. “We hope to win a banner to hand with the others in the new gym.”

    This is the first year that Lakeside has their own gym at the school. Before then they had to practice outside and play all of their games away. Their basketball team has won five state tournaments in the past, and the volleyball team hopes to win a banner to add with those.

    Lakeside participated in their first camp at MSU this summer in which they did very well. They won their division with a record of 11-2-2. Overall they played 15 games at the camp.

    “We have to learn how to read the opponent.” Terry said. “Anticipating where the opponent will hit the ball is very important part of the game.”

    The girls have already begun practice, practicing four to five times a week in the new gym. They would like to focus more on reading the opponent, strength training, passing, setting, hitting, and developing more plays. They have added plyometrics, or jump training to their practices to help with strength and endurance.

    “Our team works great together, said junior Chelsey Porter. “The more we play together, the better we can read each other.

    Along with Winkleman and Porter, the team includes sophomore Taylor Conn, freshman Faith Conn, junior Whitley Wall, sophomore Alissa Meyar, and Taylor Patrick. Five out of six of the players are basketball players, and are used to winning.

    “My goal for the team is to add a championship banner to our already successful sports program,” Terry said.

    The team hosts the opening season tournament on Aug. 14. They hope to see a lot of people come out to watch their games. The gym is located at Lakeside Christian Academy.

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