SC spikers show team growth

Photo by Hannah Abbate
Junior Meghan Mickle goes up for a spike Sept. 28 against Randall University.

Coming into September, the Lady Warriors were 2-4.

To start off the month the Warriors traveled to Oklahoma to face Randall University and Langston University.

They lost the first match to Randell 4-1, but in the next match against Langston, they rebounded and defeated them 3-0.

After the trip to Oklahoma the Warriors sat at a record of 3-5.

The next couple of games saw the Warriors go on a five-game losing streak.

The one bright spot in this was junior Annie Connor had a combined total 32 kills in just five games, but the overall record of the Warriors dropped to 3-10.

The losing streak ended with four wins.

The first game coming off the losing streak was against Wayland Baptist University on Sept. 14.

In this game the Warriors had 55 kills combined from four players — Connor, Jordan Graham, Patti Delgadillo and Colleen Meffert.

Thanks to this performance by the four women, Sterling would win 4-1.

The first home game of the season brought Central Christian College to town on Sept. 17.

“Volleyball IQ is really important and that transfers, and older players have a better understanding of the game than the freshman,” Connor said.

In that game, Connor had nine kills, but she said it wasn’t her best game.

That designation is reserved for when they played Wayland Baptist.

She had 13 kills.

Connor is the team leader in kills with 169 kills, but she hasn’t reached her goal.

“I’m shooting for 350 kills,” she said.

Sophomore Grace Chavez said September’s play shows the squad has “grown so much as a team on and off the court, and so that’s good to see.”

The Lady Warriors ended September at 9-13.

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