MC Volleyball starts Conference Play on the Right Foot

The Scots huddle together before their matchup with Covenant on Sept. 17, 2015. Maryville won three of five sets for the first of three conference wins so far this season. Photo courtesy of Ariana Hansen.
The Scots huddle together before their matchup with Covenant on Sept. 17, 2015. Maryville
won three of five sets for the first of three conference wins so far this season. Photo courtesy of Ariana Hansen.

This year the Maryville Scots look to continue their success in the USA South.  With some new faces around, many fans wonder what kind of approach the Scots plan to take to put together another successful year?

“[The Team’s] focus is looking forward on what we can do this year.  I try to recruit good players, empower them to be the best they can be, then get out of their way.” Said head coach Kandis Schram. “The key is to help people identify the new goals and tasks you put in front of them.  We have some younger players that are being asked to take on larger roles this season.”

The Scots brought in three freshman setters this year.  This is a big task to ask of a first year player.  Coach Schram seems excited about her new setters.

Last Thursday, September 17, 2015, the Maryville College Scots battled the Covenant Scots and won 3 - 2 games. Photo courtesy of Ariana Hansen.
Last Thursday, September 17, 2015, the Maryville College Scots battled the Covenant Scots and won 3 – 2 games. Photo courtesy of Ariana Hansen.

“Clara Adams, Taylor Youell and Maddie Smith are three freshman setters that we brought in this year.  We are anxious to see them respond to the college game and hopefully be productive under their leadership.” said Schram.

The Scots are currently off to a good start with a 3-0 conference record.  The Scots recently defeated Covenant in 5 sets with a final score of 3-2.  The Scots then traveled to Lookout Mountain where they had to face their conference foes, the Lagrange Tigers and the Huntington Hawks on the Sept. 19.  The Scots were able to beat the Lagrange Tigers in five sets courtesy of a combined 36 kills from Julia Vineyard, Rachel Kozemko and Madison Coker ending the game 3-2.  The Scots returned to defeat the Huntington Hawks in 3-2 and maintaining their undefeated conference record.

The Scots will travel to September 26th to play Hendrix and Birmingham-Southern back to back starting at 2:00 PM.

 

Maryville’s Kori Jacot and Ellie Hamstra attempt a block against Covenant on Sept. 17. Photo courtesy of Ariana Hansen.
Maryville’s Kori Jacot and Ellie Hamstra attempt a block against Covenant on Sept. 17. Photo courtesy of Ariana Hansen.

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