Volleyball wraps up with tough game against Hermantown
By: LaReesa Sandretsky, Lake County News Chronicle
The Lady Agates volleyball team lost to No. 1 seed Hermantown in their first playoff game on Oct. 24. The scores were 25-11, 25-6 and a hard-fought last set that ended with a score of 25-22.
The girls had two wins throughout the season, but Head Coach Beth Innis said their record doesn’t tell the whole story.
“We really learned a lot this season. We made huge improvements in all areas,” Innis said.
The rebuilding season also bodes well for the future. The Agates are only losing three seniors this year and many of their starting players this year were juniors.
“Almost all of our starters are returning next year so hopefully we can pick up where we left off and keep going,” Innis said.
Savannah Juenemann, Paige Ohlund and Holly Nowacki are graduating this spring.
Innis said she hopes the rest of the girls stay in shape in the off-season. Many volleyball players participate in other sports throughout the year and she said a few might participate in Junior Olympics volleyball, a competitive league that takes place during the winter.
“Hopefully, they’ll keep getting their hands on the ball and just play,” she said.
This was Innis’s inaugural season as a coach, and she said she hopes to return next year if her schedule allows.
“I loved it. It was a lot of work, but I absolutely loved it,” she said.