Goshen knock off Luverne, remains undefeatedPublished 11:01pm Thursday, September 19, 2013
It was the same song, different verse for the Goshen Lady Eagles against Luverne Thursday afternoon.
Goshen had little trouble with the Lady Tigers, winning in straight sets 25-8, 25-9 and 25-13. The win moves the Lady Eagles to 8-0 on the season, and inches them closer to breaking in to the top ten of the Alabama Sports Writers Association poll.
Amy Warrick, Goshen head coach, said that she was impressed with the way her team executed the set plays in the win over Luverne.
“I really liked this game today,” Warrick said. “Even though we won it in kind of the same way as the others, we played a much cleaner game today. We had good passes and good sets today, which is something we have been working on. When we can set up those kills consistently, we will be pretty tough. Our rotation on the floor was a lot better too. The girls are improving all the time, which as a coach, is awesome to see.”
With the match well in hand, Warrick rotated in Lexi Ellisor, a bench player, to run setter in order to get the young player more game experience. Warrick liked what she saw.
“We let Lexi set some, and she is getter better every time out there,” Warrick said. “Haley (Hughes, Goshen’s starter setter) really takes control out there, and Lexi is still learning. She is young, but improving every day.”
Goshen will now turn its attention to a four-team tournament to be played over the weekend at the Troy Recreation Department in Troy. The Lady Eagles will see some of the tougher competition in the Wiregrass, in the form of G.W. Long and Ariton, as well as a scrappy Pike County squad.
Warrick knows that this weekend will go a long way in determining how good her young team is.
“I am really excited for this weekend,” Warrick said. “I want these girls to see what the other really good teams look like. I want to see how well we match up with other completion. We play G.W. Long at 10 Saturday morning, so I am anxiously awaiting that.”