by Wendy Whitworth/Erica Holmes
The Lady Jackets were unable to pull off a win at their first volleyball game against the greatly improved Goodrich team. However, this experience has shown the ladies and the coaches their strengths and weaknesses. They recognize the areas they need to greatly improve and others that just need some fine tuning. The two returning seniors, Destiny Kuehn and Laken Read are great leaders. They give 110% and are very encouraging with the rest of the team, especially the 6 new freshmen. Kalee Thomson and Jaci Davis have done very well in their new positions, as well as Kylee Thomson whom had to play a new position she had not had practiced in. Freshmen Meagan, Clarke, Haley Cowan and Carmen Mahaffey made their varsity debut. Junior Jaci Davis was the big hitter of the night, leading the team with 3 aces and 7 kills.
The Chester lady jacket volleyball team played up to their opponent the Warren Lady Warriors, but still fell short. They played more as a team with experience, chemistry, and heart, rather than like their last game against Goodrich, looking like strangers playing a pickup game. The Read sisters, Maddie and Laken really showed out during this game. They led the team in kills with two each. L. Read also dominated the net with three blocks and had two aces. M. Read had an ace and a dig. Destiny Kuehn held down the back row with 4 digs while Jaci Davis, whom always comes through with her power serve, had 2 aces and 2 digs. Freshmen Ashley Wells and Selah Spaulding made their varsity debut.
The Lady Jackets will play in the Buna Tournament Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22. The Yellowjackets will scrimmage in Huntsville.