GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave volleyball team fell 3-0 to the visiting Piqua Lady Indians but not before rebounding from a slow start in game one to give the girls from Piqua all they wanted in games two and three.
“Super, super young,” said first year Greenville varsity coach Chelsea Dowd of her 2016 team. “I was telling the girls despite our record…we haven’t won but we haven’t played badly. For me a loss like that with a team so young and that has so much potential, I know it’s a loss but it doesn’t feel horrible to me.”
Piqua took game one by a 25-8 score with the young Lady Wave team showing progress in a 25-20 game two loss.
“We start slow a lot of the time but once we get going you can really see how hard they’re working,” said Dowd. “They’re getting it. There is such a big improvement from the beginning of August till the first of September.”
The Lady Indians took game three by a 25-19 score as the Greenville girls continued to show signs of improvement.
“Chloe Cox in the back row with some seriously good digging,” said Dowd of her team’s play. “Shelby Herman, our libero with some good digs, Cassie Cromwell with some blocks. All of my girls…Logan Tabler. Everyone showed up and played their position and they all played like a team. I’m so proud of everybody.”
“There is so much improvement from right now till the end of the season still to come because they are so young and they still have so much room to grow,” added Dowd. “They have so much potential that is untapped.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Cassie Cromwell nails a kill in GWOC match against Piqua (Gaylen Blosser photo)