As the calendar has made its way from September to October, the Maryville College Scots volleyball team has made their way up to an impressive .500 winning percentage, rounding them out at 10-10 on the season. More importantly, they have showed strength in conference play with a resounding 5-3 record.
The Scots were bringing a four game winning streak into the weekend of Sept.. 30, having to play back to back games with two on the same day and then two on Sept. 31.
The team, led by Head Coach Kandis Schram, showed dominance early on by the quick destruction on the road at North Carolina Wesleyan, taking all three games in the contest. Performance under pressure and toughness are a part of the Schram’s training, and you can tell through the performance that her players have bought in.
The team followed up their victory by defeating Mary Baldwin, 3-1, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Abrianna Jones, 5’-9”, is a senior outside hitter out of Spring Hill, Tenn., showed the results of a talented veteran by delivering a 12 kill performance.
Star freshman, Brianne Sidner, showed why she has been billed to have a bright future, bringing in another routine double-double in the contest.
“We wanted to come out and show that we deserve to be considered serious contenders for that Conference ring,” said Sidner. “We did what we wanted to and played our game.”
Unfortunately, the ladies could not bring in the momentum from Friday into their Saturday games, dropping the morning session to Meredith. The Scots were beaten in straight sets, not being able to start up some type of rhythm. Sidner delivered again with 13 kills, but overall the Lady Scots fell to Meredith.
The Lady Scots continued to struggle in the next contest against Ferrum, in Raleigh, N.C. In the five games played that afternoon, Ferrum took three out of the five games. Maryville led the games in total blocks, but trailed behind in remaining categories.
The Scots are looking to break the current two game losing streak by retooling their techniques and picking up the intensity before the season begins to wind down.