GREENVILLE – The Arcanum Lady Trojans volleyball team made an early season bus ride to Greenville to take on the Lady Wave and came away with an impressive 3-0 win.
“We played fundamentally sound,” said Arcanum Coach Terri Day. “When you get the passes up you can run about anything. Hitters were on and setters were on. It’s nice when everybody is on at the same time.”
“These games are tough coming in,” said Greenville Coach Lori Davis. “Our girls are working really hard to get a lot of the basics down. They have plays that they want to run and when we’re out of system it just kind of knocks them for a loop for about three or four points… then we get back in it. We’re working real hard on getting back to the basics.”
Greenville jumped out to a 1-0 lead in game one but it was all Trojans as the girls from Arcanum used runs of 4-0, 5-0 and 8-0 to take game one 25-10.
“I think we are doing great,” said Day. “It was nice that they came out strong from the start tonight. Sometimes we get a slow start but tonight they were on from the start.”
“That seems to be a trend with us when I say we are a slow start team,” Davis said. “We are trying to build their confidence. The more game play they get the more confidence they get and the more assured they get in the way that they approach the ball.”
The Lady Wave once again took a 1-0 lead only to have Arcanum put together runs of 6-0 and 8-0 to win game two 25-13.
The young Greenville girl’s squad was quickly looking at a 14-6 deficit in game three before outscoring the Trojans 9-3 cutting the visitor’s lead to 17-15.
“Cassie’s defense in the back is amazing,” said Davis. “I had a couple young kiddos from JV step up to help us on defense. Tonight they did a great job stepping in on the court. They haven’t had a lot of play time but they come in and do their job. That was really nice to see.”
The Lady Trojans quickly righted the ship outscoring the Lady Wave 8-2 to take game three 25-17 and gain a 3-0 win.
“Between Annie Ketring and Lucy Shannon… they both ran up some points while serving,” Day said. “That’s what you got to have.”
Elle Siculan led the Lady Trojans with nine assists, Shai Robinson led with 11-kills followed with five Rebecca Deao kills.
Emily Miller led Arcanum with nine receives and nine digs on the night.
Emily Miller, between her digs and her receives, she is just so fundamental back there,” said Day. “Always passing the ball up there where it needs to be.
“Serving across the board,” added Day, “everybody was strong serving.”
The Lady Wave is host to Lebanon Thursday, September 10 and goes on the road Saturday, September 12 to play in the Troy Invitational.
Arcanum travels to Twin Valley South Thursday, September 10 to play the Lady Panthers.