Manchester University
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September 30, 2016

Volley Ball

Middle hitter Hannah Tevis defending against Rose Hulman


Volleyball Fights for Redemption

Brittany Dilley

Although the MU volleyball team was defeated 3-0 in the HCAC opener against Rose-Hulman on Sept. 21, 2016 and faced other losses against Olivet and Albion in the MIAA conference, the team is looking towards the future and working to combat their weaknesses. “It was a little rough for us,” said assistant coach Sarah Pruden about the loss against Rose-Hulman. “I think being a younger team we had a lot of nerves and I think they felt there was pressure. This was just a big game for them.”
Among the losses, victories against other colleges like Waynesburg (3-0) and Wilmington (3-0) have boosted the team’s spirits “They have way more confidence now,” Pruden said. “I think they are really meshing well in playing together for sure.” She also noted that the hardest challenge was getting the team on the same page, especially at the beginning of the season.
Indeed, the team is continuing to fight and redeem itself; it won the Saturday, September 24 game against Franklin 3-1. Although the team wants to win, coaches try to avoid putting too much pressure on the players. “Sometimes they do get tense,” Pruden said. “They think they have so much riding on it.” 

This weekend, the team will be travelling to Hanover on Saturday, October 1 and to Transylvania on Sunday, October 2.