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Lady Eagles excited for season following productive summer

Published 10:25pm Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Goshen Lady Eagles know all the tricks of the game of volleyball. Every player knows how to hit through a block, dig a low ball and set up a teammate for the kill. But Goshen also possesses something that coaches can’t teach – experience.

Goshen returns the core of a team that won its area and advanced to the Super Regional in Montgomery a year ago. But the Lady Eagles are ready for more in 2013.

“We are still young, but this group won’t be scared this season,” said Goshen head coach Amy Warrick. “Our goal this season is to make it a step past Montgomery, and that is to make the Elite Eight. It will take hard work, but we aren’t afraid of work either.”

Goshen traveled to Wallace State Community College in Hanceville over the summer to take part in a camp. At the end of the camp, a competition was held, and Goshen won its division and finished third overall.

The productive summer session will be beneficial to the season, said Warrick.

“They gained a lot of confidence during camp,” said Warrick. “We lost four matches on the first day, and came back to finish strong. We went up against some really good competition, and came out really well.”

The Lady Eagles open the 2013 season Aug. 29 at home against friendly rival Charles Henderson. All three teams, junior high, junior varsity and varsity will take part in the opening day. The first match is scheduled to begin at 4 P.m.

“We are excited for the year to start,” said Warrick. “We had such a good summer, and are ready for the challenge of the new season.”

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