Wildcats score despite being short on numbers

VolleyballThe volleyball team may be a few girls short, but that isn’t stopping them this season.

The team has been preparing for this season for the past couple of weeks with practices from 4-6 everyday and morning weight lifting practices a couple days a week.

“We want to focus on each play at a time,” Junior Audrey Frazier said. “One of our goals this year is to expect to work to win. We want to be successful and have committed to putting in the time and effort it is going to take to get there.“

The 14 member team went to the California Invitational on Sept. 6-7 on a high note with an undefeated preseason score of 3-0. They went to face new opponents and hone in on what the team needs to work on for the rest of the season.

“We will improve on our game from last weekend,” head volleyball coach Shane Kimura said. “There will be tougher teams there. We can see what are the teams’ strengths and weaknesses. We can also see what we need to improve on when we come back.”

The teams’ next game is an exhibition match against Blue Mountain Community College at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Ted Wilson Gymnasium.

“Our main goal is to prove everyone wrong,” Frazier said. “We’re expected to finish eighth in conference this year, but we know we can do better and we plan on it.”

Stephanie Hofmann

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Junior Kaliana Ritte-Camara prepares to stike the ball for a serve at Newberg, Ore. on Aug. 31.

Photo Courtesy of Kelly Bird