MORGANTOWN — A variety of firsts are taking place for the Trinity Christian College volleyball staff this 12 months.
Head coach Anna Witt is in her first 12 months, on Tuesday the Warriors beat Clay-Battelle for probably the primary time in class historical past and they’re now off to a first-ever 7-0 begin on the season.
“I believe the ladies know that they’ll do it,” Witt stated after watching her squad get rid of the Cee Bees 25-22, 25-20. “This staff has struggled to have somebody to imagine in them. I believe that I’m extraordinarily blessed to be their coach this season and simply inform the ladies that they’re adequate that they’ll do it. I believe all of them discovered their confidence and I don’t assume any of them had confidence in themselves and a staff in order that’s what go us this one at present was staff confidence for certain.”
Each Trinity and Clay-Battelle beat Webster County within the tri-match occasion that featured the 2 native squads. Recreation one featured a number of unforced errors from the Cee Bees (4-4) as head coach Matt Wooden stated his staff must get again within the health club for follow.
“Within the first set we had I believe 13 or 14 unforced errors and the second set was slightly bit higher however our unforced errors with our passing and serving have been simply not good tonight,” Wooden stated.
Clay-Battelle appeared to take management of the primary set when Lydia Moore served six straight factors for a 15-14 CBHS lead. However that lead was brief lived as the subsequent 5 servers for the Cee Bees tallied simply two factors complete.
Angelina Mayle put Trinity up for good within the first set when she recorded three factors after which Rylan Sharp closed the competition with an ace.
“It is a powerful place to return play,” Wooden stated. “With their pupil part and their crowd, so hopefully it opens our eyes and wakes us up slightly bit.”
Clay-Battelle has received two straight sectional titles however the win on Tuesday has Witt and her Warriors eager about unseating the reigning champions.
“It is a large win,” Trinity’s Jillian Ben stated. “They’re in our part and we’re after their title.”
Within the second recreation, it was Ben who offered the punctuation as she served the ultimate seven factors to provide Trinity the victory. The Warriors have been trailing 20-18 earlier than Ben took over.
“(Jillian) is a reliable server,” Witt stated. “When a few of our servers are having off days or simply struggling – which occurs in volleyball – I do know I can put her in, and she’s going to go serve out the sport. She’s a really versatile participant that may be thrown in anyplace and she or he makes a distinction on the courtroom.”
Moore tried to disrupt Ben’s rhythm as he known as two timeouts throughout her service, however the Warriors relied on a sagging protection and a pesky offense to tug off the victory.
Clay Battelle options a number of tall, athletic front-row attackers and Witt made the choice to have her staff sag again and play protection.
“Our blocks weren’t doing something,” Witt stated. “We weren’t getting any touches on the blocks, as an alternative we have been simply tipping. In order a coach, I had them pull off the online, so we didn’t have balls simply drop in the course of the ground.”
Each groups return to motion this week because the Warriors look to remain good in a tri-meet at East Fairmont the place they may even face Braxton County. Clay-Battelle travels to Hundred on Thursday.
— Story by Eric Herter