Agates volleyball hopes to improveAfter winning just three games last season, the Two Harbors girl’s volleyball team should be hungry this season.
By: Matt Suoja, Lake County News Chronicle
After winning just three games last season, the Two Harbors girl’s volleyball team should be hungry this season.
“We have a tough competition,” said head coach Dory Pohl, who’s in her ninth year coaching the team. “We don’t have as much experience but the team has a great work ethic.”
Returning this season will be offensive threat, senior outside and middle hitter Abby Ray. Last season she didn’t play due to a knee injury.
Also returning this season will be seniors outside hitter Caitlin Anderson and middle hitter Abby Gilbertson. Sophomores helping the team’s cause include setter Sasha Fjeran and Kaley Peterson (known for her great blocking ability).
“We are looking to fill some spots,” Pohl said. “We are looking for people to step up on the back row.”
Pohl said the team needs to pass the ball now more than ever, which hurt the team last season.
The aforementioned players will try to make up for a large void.
“We lost a big senior group,” Pohl said.
All but two of the starters from last year’s team were lost to graduation.
The team currently has 23 players, which a little low compared to previous seasons.
Christy Lind will be the junior varsity coach.
The team’s first game of the season was at Virginia Thursday. The team’s first home game of the year will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 against Eveleth-Gilbert.