A Northview volleyball player prepares to send a volley back over the net to Baker in tournament play Wednesday.
A Northview volleyball player prepares to send a volley back over the net to Baker in tournament play Wednesday.

Lady Chiefs open volleyball preseason

Published 10:19pm Friday, August 2, 2013

The Northview Lady Chiefs’ volleyball team won three matches and lost four in the Summer Bash tournament at Flomaton High School.

Coach Barbara Luker said the team performed well in some areas, but needs to work on other areas of the game before the season starts Monday, Aug. 26.

“The girls do a really good job communicating on the court and service receipt,” Luker said. “They are serving really well.”

The team needs to do a better job at tip coverage and transitioning for hits, she said. This means the players need to get better at getting to their spots on the court, which Luker said can be accomplished in practice.

“They learn drills and practice games to work on that,” she said. “We run a lot of drills during practice. The girls are very competitive.”

Luker said setter Lily Townson has played well in the offseason.

“She’s a fantastic leader on the court,” she said.

Middle Danielle Steadham also played well during tournament play.

“She’s a very good blocker,” Luker said. “She’s very competitive.”

Northview’s next competition will take place during a preseason tournament they host at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 against Jay, Central and Pensacola Christian.

The Lady Chiefs’ first regular season match is Monday, Aug. 26 when they host Holmes County in Bratt.

In a tournament game Wednesday, NHS beat the Baker junior varsity squad in two straight games.

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