Girls Coach Elena Schmidt says the team has made big strides in their serves. She notes that having a strong service game is the biggest step when it comes to winning on the court.
“The absolute biggest improvement was serving consistency and getting our serves in,” she says. “That in the end is what wins games. The games that we were ahead and winning, that’s what we were being strong at.”
Schmidt credits practice, as well as the team being more experienced in playing together as the main reasons behind the improvement.
“We put a lot more focus in practice on it and put it into the girls’ heads how important that is,” she says. “I think the girls just stepped up and brought their game in that area.”
Despite the improvements in the serving game, there are areas where the team would like to get things cleaned up when it comes to generating offence during games.
“I want to get our offence running,” Schmidt states. “That means good passes so we can run our offence because we’re hitting really well and the setters and hitters are connecting. We just need that first pass to set it up.”
Be sure to keep tabs on the progress of both the senior boys and girls teams over the weekend on www.energeticcity.ca as scores will be posted from both teams.