Lawrence volleyball falls to Greenfield

Published 8:47 am Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WILSON – A young Lawrence Academy volleyball team took the court for just the second time this season last Tuesday.

The Lady Warriors, who have only freshmen and sophomores on their roster, dropped a four-set affair to Greenfield School. Greenfield took the win by counts of 25-27, 25-19, 25-15 and 25-23.

“We were a much younger team, which will happen all season,” said fifth-year Lawrence Volleyball skipper Dr. Ed Clouse. “We have three starters who have never played volleyball before and they are making rookie mistakes, which are understandable.”

Jordyn Lyle led Lawrence in serving with 13 of her 15 serves being recorded as good. Giovanna Conigliaro, an eighth grader, was good on 83.3 percent of her serves and Kim Northcott, a freshman, connected on 78.6 percent.

Hayden Thompson had six aces for the Lady Warriors while Lyle had five. Sydney Wilkerson checked in with three aces.

Holley McNair had seven hits and five kills for the Lady Warriors while Thompson added a pair of kills.

“I am happy that we are improving each week although I was not happy with our latest match,” Dr. Clouse said. “We missed nine serves in the first game and still won 27-25. Usually if you miss more than five in a game, you are setting yourself up to lose.

“We did not actually start setting our hitters until the last game,” he added. “Some of the girls are used to PE volleyball where you just hit it over on one or two, so we are still working on it.

“We are a work in progress and are improving,” Dr. Clouse closed. “I am very intrigued as to what this team will accomplish over the next three years since no one will graduate until then.”