Hurricanes Women’s Volleyball: On Road to USA and MTA
February 15, 2013
Meanwhile, after a straight sets loss against Mount Allison (25-15, 25-21, 25-16) in Sackville on Thursday night, the winless women’s volleyball Hurricanes will play out the remainder of their regular season on the road, as they have been eliminated from ACAA championship contention.
The Hurricanes will travel to southern Nova Scotia to play the Université Sainte-Anne Dragons on Saturday at 7 p.m., before finishing their season with a four-point game against St. Thomas in Fredericton on Monday at 4 p.m.
The team continues to work hard in an effort to finish the season strong, said Holland College head coach Amanda Hickey.
“We have been working on communication, strong serving, reading the other team and playing the set until the last point, meaning not getting down on ourselves after a few bad plays.”
Despite having a tough season, Hickey has noticed improvements within the team.
“We have a very small team in numbers, which means that these players have lots of play time and that can be hard for some,” she said.
“However, we (the coaching staff) have noticed that the team’s conditioning has improved greatly over the season. The players’ overall physical strength and increased knowledge of the game has also improved.”
The women’s volleyball Hurricanes had inexperience going against them this season, but Hickey likes what she’s seen out of her players.
“The team consisted of all rookies (no returning players from last year), and we as a coaching staff feel they handled that pressure very well against the more seasoned teams in our league,” she said.
The team’s attitude in practices and games is the biggest positive to take from this season, Hickey said.
“They come to practices and games with the desire to work hard, and it’s unfortunate that our season numbers don’t indicate the dedication these players have shown this season.
“They were a fantastic group and a pleasure to coach.”