It was a slow start to the regular season on Nov. 29, when the lady Lancers dropped three out of four sets (25-19, 19-25, 13-25, 17-25). They redeemed themselves later last week, however, with a sweep of Eastwood Collegiate Institute on home court in three straight sets (25-14, 25-17, 25-17).
On Tuesday night, the senior girls Lancers put another win on their record with a three-set win against Southwood Secondary School (25-14, 25-23, 25-17).
Coach Melanie Austin says she can’t wait to see more from the girls on the court.
“We have a very strong team this year, however we play in a very tough league,” she said. “But, we have faith that, and we hope that, we will be somewhere in the top-four. There are 16 teams in the league.”
The season is barely underway, but Austin says the team already has things they need to work on, adding to their strengths.
“We are working on catching up the Grade 11s with positioning and sharpening up some skills. We want blocking to be our game, and then of course aggressive serving,” she said. “One of our strengths is actually aggressive serving, and power hits. But, we still hope to become a dominant blocking team.”
The team is pretty evenly split between Grade 11 and Grade 12 players, and in their last game, everyone played.
“We dominated that game. Everybody was on the court at different times throughout the game,” she said. “We all contributed to the win, which is something that we would love to do every single time, and I think that we have the talent to do so as well.”
The team plays regular season games every Tuesday and Thursday. They will be facing Bluevale Collegiate Institute this afternoon (Dec. 8).