Experience points way in Woodland volleyball victory
by Staff Report
Aug 14, 2014 | 1100 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Woodland was looking for leadership from its veteran players and Wednesday it got it, helping the Lady Wildcats split their volleyball matches with Alexander and Marietta.

The Lady Wildcats won comfortably against Alexander, 25-15 and 25-19, but fell 1-2 to Marietta, 25-22, 23-25 and 18-25, in matches that were played at

Marietta.

Head coach David Condon said Jacquelyn Campbell and Mary Katherine Grimes paved the way for the victory against Alexander with their play and leadership.

“Against Alexander, Jacqueline had 20 to 25 assists and Mary Katherine had five blocks in one set with Alexander,” he said. “Jacqueline is a senior. Mary Katherine, a junior, is a much improved player for us.”

It is Woodland’s second split in as many days on the volleyball court, as the Lady Wildcats defeated Villa Rica in two sets and fell to East Paulding in three sets a day earlier at home.

“We are pleased with our play,” Condon said. “It is a better start this season for us.”

A year ago Woodland had started 1-9.

He said Campbell is the team’s setter presently and Grimes is its middle blocker.

“They are two of the players who we will be relying on this season,” he said.

Condon said the loss to Marietta was to a good team.

“We couldn’t get any momentum [from our first set victory],” he said. “They picked up their play and we didn’t. It’s as simple as that.”

The coach said he feels good about the play of his team, 2-2, so far this season. “I am really pleased with their effort. They work hard and they play well together.”

Woodland returns to the volleyball court tonight when it visits North Cobb Christian to play that school and Galloway.