EC Volleyball Game Comments (8-28-13)

East Campus vs Clinton CC
Winner: East Campus
Conf: 0-0 Overall Record 6-0
Set #1 – 25-17, Set #2 – 25-23, Set #3 – 17-25, Set #4 – 17-25, Set #5 – 15-9

We have a pretty young team and there will be some growing pains for a while. We played pretty well in the first two sets. We limited our errors and were able to capitalize on Clinton’s errors. Thus, we were able to take a 2-0 lead. But, as often happens in volleyball, especially with a young team, we lost our way in the third and fourth sets. We went flat and made too many mistakes. Clinton cut down on their errors and we just couldn’t seem to get on any type of roll.  Our passing was poor and we just couldn’t generate any offense. Give Clinton credit though for some of that. They have some very good athletes and really made it tough on us. We did seem to “wake up” the final 3-4 points of the 4th set, but it was too little – too late for that set. But, it did set the tone for the fifth set. We jumped out to an early lead and were able to get a comfortable lead before closing out the set and the win. I really credit the Danville Tournament from Saturday and the experience we gained there. We have played six matches and already have had two 5 set matches and three 4 set matches to go along with quite a few very close sets. The girls believe they will win, even if the set is close or the match is in a fourth or fifth set. It’s really nice to get the season off to such a good start, but we need to keep working to improve. We can’t be happy with where we are at.”