Jessica Croucher goes up to spike the ball. (Courtesy of Megan Raymond from http://www.dsuhornets.com)
Lady Hornets Volleyball looks forward to fresh start next season
By Byron Dixon
In a volleyball season of high hopes and aspirations, the Lady Hornets are beginning to learn how to win as a team. The Hornets suffered a tough defeat from Niagara losing the game three sets to one.
The loss dropped The Lady Hornets to 1-9 on the season. “This team will get it together, no excuses. We will learn how to win together as a team, we will practice harder and some of those bounces will begin to fall our way. This team is better than our record indicates,” replied Head Coach Kisya Kilingsworth said after the loss.
With a fairly young team after the departures of veteran leadership due to graduation, this team has good young talent that is getting its first taste of volleyball at this level. The Hornets season is by no means over.
With Conference play ahead, they can salvage their slow start and make some noise. With that being said, their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game is against a familiar foe, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Hawks, on their court in Maryland.
This game will be a good measuring stick to see if the team will rise to the challenge in a hostile environment. The potential for this team is high, and with more experience and team chemistry this team will make its name known.