By Zach Womble for The Gallatin News
HENDERSONVILLE – The Lady Blue Devils bounced back strong following their opening night defeat at Jo Byrns with a resounding 3-0 (25-17, 25-11, 25-19) win over Class AAA Hendersonville.
The straight-set victory ended on a Caleigh Anderson ace.
“To come out that relaxed and play as a team, I think it was a great morale booster for our girls and a great night for us,” White House Head Coach Kassie King said after the victory.
“Volleyball is a momentum thing, and so I tell our girls to celebrate the little things so that momentum comes back on your side. We had confidence in ourselves tonight.”
The Lady Devils feature a young roster this season with eight freshmen and only two seniors. The team runs three juniors, one senior, one freshman and one sophomore in the starting rotation. King says the team is still getting adjusted to each other, and it is up to coaching staff to make sure the right girls are paired with one another.
“The younger girls fit in, but we still have to learn how to play with each other. They put it together a little more tonight, and I expect that trend of getting better each night to continue,” King said.
The Lady Blue Devils will play close out the month at home against Macon County (8/25) and Greenbrier (8/27) before traveling to district foe Portland on Sep. 9.
“We want to see our setters be better with their hands and setting with a purpose,” added King. “We need to make sure our serves are stronger, but we need to find a better feel for our setter/hitter combos. I do think we are doing an excellent job in our middle, and that is a boost.”