Senior girls volleyball team wind up fourth at NPSS tournament

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It was a bittersweet result this weekend as the senior girls volleyball team played in front of their home crowd at the North Peace Secondary School tournament. The team showed improvement in a number of areas on the court compared to past events, but it didn’t entirely pay off in terms of results as they wound up in fourth place.

After bowing out in the semi finals coach Elena Schmidt said on the positive side of things the team did well in their attack game, and supporting each other when they were in trouble.

“What I liked was how tough we were with our serving and that we stayed attacking and helping out when we were in trouble with the ball,” she said.

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As for what’s holding the team back, she said mental errors are proving to be problematic, but that said they are gradually improving as the season goes on.

“It’s basically just mental things at the wrong time. It’s part of what’s going to happen. They outplayed us in the last match and other ones that we lost they outplayed us. It’s just things that we have to go back to the drawing board and we have to focus on our shortcomings in practice,” she said.

The team’s next tournament is scheduled for November 13 in Peace River.

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