Tournaments equal success for volleyball

Regular season competitions may not be going well for the volleyball team, but tournament play has proven successful.

The Racers came home from Ohio with another impressive tournament win last weekend.

The Racers swept the Wright State Tournament with three big wins, bringing home their second tournament championship title of the season.

Head Coach David Schwepker said he has been extremely pleased, yet surprised, with the team’s abundant success.

“Well, I’m kind of surprised,” Schwepker said. “I thought we might be a little bit more up and down because we are such a young team, but so far the girls seem to be holding their own.”

Schwepker said he is excited for the way the Racers are playing so far this season, but said he is curious if the girls can maintain stability in their game play.

Despite the success the Racers are having this season, Schwepker said he knows there is more work to be done.

“There’s still a ton of stuff we need to improve on,” he said. “Even going down to some really simple, basic things.”

The Racers took the floor again Tuesday night with a match against Southern Illinois.

Before the game, Schwepker said he thought it would be a tough contest because they are a very physical team.

Unfortunately for Schwepker, his intuition proved true. The Racers’ winning streak ended when SIU won two out of three sets in the match.

The team looks to this weekend when it returns to tournament play in North Carolina for the High Point University Classic.

The Racers will first take on Davidson 6:30 p.m. Friday, then finish up the tournament Saturday when they face High Point and North Carolina A&T.

 

Story by Taylor Crum, Assistant Sports Editor