Women's volleyball preseason heats up
The Briercrest womenâ€™s volleyball team is heading into their 2010-2011 regular season on a high note. They defeated the Minot State University Beavers 3-1 in their final pre-season match on Wednesday. Â
Head Coach Nolan Weinmaster was pleased to see his team come together:
â€śIt was great to see the girls executing well and playing together as a team. We have had a lot of learning to do this pre-season, and this was a great match for our girls to see the hard work they have been putting in start toÂ pay off,â€ť he said.
The womenâ€™s volleyball team has had an up and down pre-season in terms of wins and losses and in terms of consistency of play.
â€śWe knew there was going to be a lot of learning to do with us having lost four starters from last yearâ€™s team, so we have tried to stay patient and focus on the process of getting better and doing the things it takes to win.â€ť
Before Wednesdayâ€™s win, the Clippers had a record of five wins and 12 losses during their exhibition season. They have faced a lot of competition from their strong ACAC conference and from some Manitoba Colleges and NAIA colleges in North Dakota.
â€śMinot State was one of the teams we had lost to early in their pre-season,â€ť Weinmaster said, "so it was a big confidence-builder for them to see how much they have improved over the last five weeks. We have done a lot of experimenting with different lineups and have missed some key players due to injury, so it was fun to see a starting lineup come together and play consistently together in this match.â€ť
The Clippers are hoping the win will propel them to more success in the regular season ahead.