The Lady Mustangs volleyball team started the new season by battling the Rangers at Redwood High School last Thursday, August 18, 2016. Sadly, all three levels of Mustangs fell short against their opponents, but the defeat doesn’t have the players down.
Despite starting off on a bad note in some eyes, the main focus for the Mustang Volleyball program is the progression of the athletes’ ability and what the season up ahead has for them. With the departure of five seniors on varsity last year (who in their own respect were valuable players to the team), it’s considered a wildcard to what this year’s team will bring.
Before the game we caught up with Varsity head coach, Laura Brinkman, and Assistant/Junior Varsity coach, Tiffany Diaz, to ask them a few questions:
When asked about the expectations for this season, Coach Brinkman responded,”We are very excited for this season. After the hard work these girls put in this summer, we can’t wait for others to see the improvement like we’ve have.”
As far as the vibe surrounding the team, Coach Diaz said, “It’s been great! The girls blend well together, no animosity, and it’s fun.”
It seems that there is no wildcard, but that the volleyball team was dealt a good hand and they’re not bluffing. The Lady Mustangs are a threat other schools better watch out for.
Be sure to look for them in more headlines in weeks to come. Their next match is this Thursday August 23, 2016 against Kingsburg at home. Freshman play at 4:30. J.V. 5:30, and Varsity 6:30.
Kennedy Oliver, Senior