Diving into a New Season

Avery Seidel


As the Wayne City Volleyball team prepared for their first game on Tuesday night, they came across a predicament. While at practice on Monday night, sophomore starter, Lauren Bass, went down with an ankle injury. This injury caused the team to have to change their line-up a day before their first game. Sophomore, Keea Cone, has stepped up to take Bass’ position until she returns. The Lady Indians played their first game Tuesday night against Johnston City. Bryleigh Matthews stated, “Despite the changes that were made the night before, I felt as if we played really well as a team for our first game playing together.”

On Thursday night they took on Hamilton County. “We still have a lot to work on but we will get there, although we lost our first two games, I can tell a big difference already on how much we have improved from last year,” said Junior Lainey Mckinney. When asked about the upcoming season, Varsity Head Coach, Lamar Choate said, “I am very optimistic about the season because I think we’ve got a fundamentally strong team. I think we will compete hard against good teams. This is not an easy season because we have a very tough schedule. That’s the way we like it, in the end that’s what makes us better. Our whole goal is to keep improving as the season goes along so we can compete in the regional and conference championship tournament.” They will continue with their season next week with a home match Tuesday against Webber and will take on Fairfield Thursday on the Mules home court.