Scotties Planning To Avoid Repeat Of Volleyball Upset
Freeman High’s volleyball season came to a premature end last year following a second-place Northeast A League volleyball finish.
The Scotties were upset during district play and missed out on a chance at state. Coach Kenny Davis hopes that doesn’t happen again.
“I think we were overconfident and cocky coming off a big win against Colfax,” he said. “The girls thought they had (state) handed to them and it was not the case. I take the blame for not preparing them mentally.”
This year’s team, including five who were there, have talked about what they need to do to prevent a repeat occurance.
Included are three starters, setter Joanna Ramsey and hitters Katie Hyndman and Jennifer Wilkerson.
Also seeing varsity time were seniors Rachel Boston and Beth Smith.
They are among eight players on the Freeman varsity this year.
New to the team are senior Cherie Lamphiear and juniors Angela McCathern and Jamie Watkins who played junior varsity.
“We’ll do a few different things,” said Davis, “because Joanna is a year older and can do more things.”
He said the Scotties will be surprisingly strong hitters and wants to finish among the Northeast A top four.
“Anybody can sneak up on anybody,” warned Davis, harkening back to last year.