The future of Lady Bucks volleyball

The future of Lady Bucks volleyball

By Alexis Galarza Posted March 19, 2021

Volleyball has officially started. The volleyball girls have been participating in open gyms since the summer and have finally had a chance to show their skills.

“I am most excited to be able to just play and have a season,” said Cambria Tisue.

While some are excited just to play, others like Bree Dunckhorst are excited for the new level of competition, and how fast-paced the game is.

This past weekend on the 12, the JV girls lost to the Dayton Dust Devils. They only won one 1-2 sets. Resulting in an overall loss of the match.

Alex Barocio is read to pass the ball. /Ron Espinola • The Brand
Alex Barocio is read to pass the ball. /Ron Espinola • The Brand

This year, many of the younger players were moved up to JV including Maddison McClure.

“I am looking forward to practicing at a higher level, and getting to know new people,” said McClure.

McClure is a freshman, playing as a setter. As a setter McClure is responsible for setting the second ball out to a hitter for a kill.

This year COVID definitely impacted a lot of things in the sports world. What players are normally used to have drastically changed, one of those things being the cheering crowd in the stands.

Savannah Stoker and Cambria Tisue go up to block. /Ron Espinola • The Brand
Savannah Stoker and Cambria Tisue go up to block. /Ron Espinola • The Brand

“I am nervous this season because it’s going to be different not having a huge crowd to watch, and we never know if we’ll get shut down again,” said Dunckhorst.

During this volleyball season, players’ temperatures are checked every day at practice. In order to keep everyone safe masks are required during practice, and during games.

“COVID didn’t change much, but we have to be spaced out as much as we can,” said Dunckhorst.

This year’s JV team works very well together and can easily navigate out of hardships games might present.

Savannah Stoker prepares to spike the ball. /Ron Espinola • The Brand
Savannah Stoker prepares to spike the ball. /Ron Espinola • The Brand

“I like being able to work with my teammates as a whole team, and not just individual players,” said McClure. “Everyone works really hard to make sure everyone’s voice is heard, and that we are all cheering for each other.”

The Lowry JV volleyball girls will be seen playing next at Churchill County High School.

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