Goshen’s Katie Thomas sends a kill over the outstretched arms of a Luverne blocker. (Photo/Ryan McCollough)
Goshen’s Katie Thomas sends a kill over the outstretched arms of a Luverne blocker. (Photo/Ryan McCollough)

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Goshen rolls past Luverne with new look, rotation

Published 11:07pm Monday, October 7, 2013

In an effort to prepare here players for changes later in the season, Goshen head coach Amy Warrick made big changes to the structure of her team Monday afternoon.

For the first time this season, Goshen played with a libero, and rolled past Luverne in straight sets 25-7, 25-15 and 25-11.

The new look and rotation was put in to play by Warrick in order to get better passes to setter Haley Hughes in order to get more kills chances for Goshen’s big hitters.

“It just gives us another option if we see some teams down the road that we need to have really good passing against,” Warrick said. “If we have to use a libero, we know that we can, and the girls are now familiar with the rotation. I don’t know if we will keep it, but I wanted to try it.”

Warrick said that the new rotation does have some drawbacks, one being Goshen loses Fran Warrick from being able to play at the net, because a libero can only attack behind the 10-foot line.

“Fran is one of our better hitters, so it hurts to lose her at the net,” Warrick said. “We brought Ellie (Stokes) up from the JV to help off set that. If we need to use this lineup in the future, the girls will be comfortable in it. Today was a good day, and we got big help from each player on the floor today.”

Goshen travels to Jack on Tuesday to take part in a tri-match with Elba and Zion Chapel.

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