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With a two-set win (26-24, 25-17) against the Spencer County Lady Bears (2-16) last week, the WC Commanderettes volleyball team pulled out a much-needed victory, but Head Coach Anne Mudd believes that her team could have played much better.
“It was a win and we always want a win, but our team actually didn’t play like we want them to play,” Mudd said. “We played a very sloppy game, and they are much, much better than they played tonight.”
However, she also knows that the team’s play is “not anything we can’t fix.”
And that’s what her team will be working on in preparation for their final regular-season game and the district tournament.
“I would like for them, every time they come out on the floor, to come out strong,” Mudd said. “Sometimes, they get a little relaxed and get a little too comfortable. We’ve got to get past that. We’ve got to come out and be more aggressive than our opponents.”
Mudd was pleased with the fact that some of her players were able to help out teammates that happened to be struggling, which she credits in helping lead to the win.
“We had a couple of girls that stepped up and played aggressive,” Mudd said. “That’s a teammate taking care of another teammate. Not everyone’s always going to have a good game.”
With the end of the season drawing nearer, Mudd said that she has been “pretty pleased overall” with her team’s play this year.
For Mudd, a big part of that success is because of her team’s experienced players
“We have some very, very competitive juniors and seniors,” Mudd said. “We have a lot of leadership, and on any given night, any of them could step up.”
Mudd also credits the team’s “hard district” in helping them improve throughout the season.
“We have five good teams in our district,” Mudd said. “We don’t take any of them for granted.”
But she also noted that she thinks her team has the ability to win the district tournament when they are “on their game.”
“Do I think we can come out on top? Absolutely,” Mudd said.
The WC Commanderettes faced off against district foe Nelson County just before press time on Monday night but came away with the loss, losing 1-3 (25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 25-12). The lost dropped the team’s record to 16-12 on the season.
The team traveled to Danville on Tuesday night after press time.
WC’s final game will be at home on Monday night against North Hardin, which will also serve as the team’s senior night.