Scouts have first loss against Seward

The Varsity girls come together as a team after scoring a point. The Lady Scouts had a total of 14 kills against the Blue Jays.

Renee Backstrom

Following wins against Fillmore Central, Tri County and a first place title at the Fort Calhoun Invite, the Lady Scouts could not keep their winning streak going as they recorded a loss against Class B Seward on Sept. 10.

After losing the first set 12-25 and the second 8-25, the third set was quite a push for the Lady Scout volleyball team. While still losing the third set 17-25, Hannah Veskrna, a varsity middle hitter, said that they played what she thought was “Scout Volleyball.”

“I was proud of the girls for fighting back in the third set. That would have been an easy time for them to just lay down after their performance in the second set,” Head Coach Emily Maresh said. “They are a group of girls that are never going to give up and that is all I ask from them.”

While the varsity girls have had better stats, senior Jesse Groteluschen still had a total of eight kills and six digs and Veskrna ended the game with a total of 6 kills.

“Serving was definitely one of our weaker areas that night,” Veskrna said. “We have never had zero aces in a match, we were definitely letting our personal errors get to us.”

On Sept. 15 the girls played Madison and won in three sets. They ended with 13 aces as compared to zero from the Seward.

“We have a lot more chemistry this year than last year and now look past our mistakes and move forward,” Veskrna said. “Speaking for myself and everyone else I think that Maresh is a big part of that.”

Coming up, the Lady Scouts play at a triangular on Sept. 17 against Centennial and Malcolm. They then have to play at the Fairbury Invite on Saturday.

“If we as a team minimize our serving and hitting errors we can beat the other teams,” Maresh said. “When the ball is in system we are able to run plays so we need to be able to push the pass.”

Prior to the Conference Tournament, the Lady Scouts volleyball team will have more experience with an abundance of games in between.

“When it is all said and done I am definitely looking forward to the Conference Tournament,” Veskrna said. “Even though we placed last year I want to strive for better. First.”