By JESSICA PFOFF
Last week the Lincoln volleyball team wrapped up regular season play and began prep for Sectionals. Sectional play started Oct. 18 for some teams, but Lincoln’s bracket begins play today, Oct. 20 at Jasper High School.
Due to OPS publishing deadlines, we cannot report on the results of sectional play. See the Sun-Commercial for coverage of those games.
Still, the team was positive going into the final weeks of the season.
“These girls are focused on doing well in the postseason. We’ve had our ups and downs, but they are really coming together as a team to play to the best of their ability. To keep our intensity up at a constant level is challenging in our season because we play a lot of a games in a short time span,” head coach Kathy Doane said.
Doane said her six seniors have played tremendous roles on the team. Kacy Cramer is setter, server, hitter and blocker, Alexis Hein and Abbie Lunsford are hitters, blockers and servers, Kyndra Smith, Kobi Kays and Leah Thomas are defensive players who are also great servers.
“Not only do our seniors play a big role on our team, our juniors and a sophomore contribute greatly to scoring in hitting, blocking, serving and defense. These girls include Chasity Trueblood, Grace Doane, Payton Sievers, Lauren McCrary, and the sophomore is Allison Hein,” Doane said.
“Before sectionals we need to improve on communicating a lot more on the court,” said Kays.
The girls feel they have been working all season for postseason play, and know they can do well if they put everything into it.
“We just need to stay positive and focus on the game. No matter the outcome we’re still a team,” added Sievers.
The winners of the Jasper-Princeton game face off against the winner of the Lincoln-Pike Central game Oct. 22 12:30 p.m.. The winner of the semi-final game will play in the championship game Oct. 22 at 7 p.m..
Filed: Oct. 22 2016