Volleyball welcomes new members, plays first game

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September 3, 2010

Teammates encourage each other during the game. (Bonnie Horgos)

With 11 new players joining the ranks, the Mills volleyball team welcomed a new season with their first game last Thursday. Despite opponents La Sierra winning 3-0, Cyclones’ sets, spikes and serves suggested a promising semester.

Coach Susan Forbes said the new players—ten freshmen and one sophomore—are a breath of fresh air for the team of thirteen.

“I’m really excited for what’s in store,” Forbes said. “We have a really quality group of women.”

The game began with a mixed lineup of veterans and freshmen behind the net, hitters, setters and libero posed and ready.

The first set went to the opposing team with a 25-6 score.

“I want you to be aggressive!” said Forbes from the sideline.

The Cyclones took the advice to heart, playing neck and neck during the second set for a while with an 8-8 score, ending with a 25-12 score.

The final set was equally tense, freshman Audre Mowry frequently sliding to the ground to hit the ball. The set ended with a 25-5 score.

Forbes said the game was an effective warm-up for a promising season.

“I think it was a good opportunity to get our jitters out,” Forbes said. “While there might be some growing pains, there are so many opportunities to grow. They’ll just be working out the kinks.”


Volleyball welcomes new members, plays first game was published on September 3, 2010 in Sports & Health

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