Freshman Tori Van Vleck serves the ball during warm-up before the JV scrimmage against Capital Christian Aug. 25.

JV volleyball scrimmage performance exceeds coach’s expectations

The junior varsity volleyball team played its first scrimmage against Capital Christian on Aug. 25.

Since it was a scrimmage, there was no winner.

The game was very unofficial: there were only two sets, no score was kept, the girls didn’t wear jerseys and there wasn’t an official referee. Instead, Capital Christian’s varsity coach stepped in and took on the role.

The team is comprised of mostly freshmen.

“I’m kind of nervous,” freshman co-captain Lia Kaufman said before the game.

Sophomore Sonja Hansen, who is co-captain and the only veteran, felt very confident going into the game.

“Last year we won one game,” Hansen said. “I’m really confident that (we) are going to put our best effort out there, and hopefully we’ll win more than one this year.”

“I thought we did better than expected,” coach Kristi Mathisen said after the game. “(Our goal for the season is to) always get better. Not goals about winning but goals about ability.”

The next game will be at home against Woodland Christian on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.

—By Annya Dahmani

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