ECVB JV vs. Rushville
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ECVB JV vs. Franklin County
ECVB vs. Lawrenceburg
ECVB JV vs. Greensburg
This past Saturday the JV Lady Trojans traveled to Greensburg to compete in the EIAC JV Tournament. On the day the girls went 1-3. Injuries, low numbers, and young experience were all factors that did not play in our favor this season or on Saturday, but they were factors that taught the girls and myself more than I ever thought one season could. Saturday did not result in the way we wanted it to, for no one wants to end their season with a losing day. Throughout the day there were many positives in the connections, communication, energy, and level of play the girls executed, but they played these positives in waves and we all know playing a game in waves does not benefit you in the end. With Rushville losing to Franklin County in the last game of pool play we landed as the 2nd place team in our pool and went on to compete against Greensburg in the final match of the day.
In the final match against Greensburg it was very obvious that fatigue had set on both sides of the court. It was a long day of volleyball, especially for the younger girls. It took a lot to get the game moving and once it did we took the momentum at first but it didn’t last long enough to bring success in set one. In set two the girls knew it was a do or die situation and that it was up to them to determine how they wanted to finish their season. Even though the match ended in an 0-2 loss, and it was a frustrating day for the girls, I know they were trying to give most of what they could.
This season as a whole was a season of challenges, growth, patience, etc. As for being a young coach with even younger girls it was a rookie year for almost all of us. I am very thankful to have had such a goofy, outgoing, and dedicated group of girls in my first year of coaching. Many times the girls joked in saying they would be my “favorite” team I ever coached, but they most definitely will be a group I will never forget. Not only because they were my first team as a coach, but because they were one of my biggest challenges in life, in a good way. I am very proud of the younger ones who stepped up and filled shoes so quickly in such a disciplined program. I am very excited to see where their volleyball career takes them and I am excited to continue to coach them through!
ECVB JV ended their season 14-13….and 6-1 in the EIAC.