Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Brady girls split with Wallace, Maywood

Eagle volleyball at 13-4.

Sometimes, the middle part of the volleyball season can be the most difficult, regardless of the strength of opponents.

Brady volleyball coach Lynne Johnson said her Eagle team might be suffering from a slight case of complacency.

“We’re a little slow right now, a little out of kilter,” she said, “and it’s just that middle part of the season when there’s less sense of urgency.”

The result, she said, is a struggle with timing.

“When our timing is off, we don’t hit the ball as hard as we should,” she said. “It also keeps us from putting the ball where we want it.”

The lack of solid rhythm is what Johnson said caused the Eagles to split with Maywood and Wallace at Wallace on Sept. 29.

The Eagles started slow but still managed to beat Maywood 25-21, 25-11.

“It took us awhile to get going,” Johnson said. “We hadn’t played a game for a week and we were maybe a little rusty.”

Senior Shaunna Scarrow led the team in scoring with nine service points including five aces. Megan Polt put down six kills.

Then the No. 4 ranked team in Class D-2 proved its prowess.

Wallace defeated Brady 25-17, 25-22.

“Wallace has a couple of very strong middle hitters and a good defense,” Johnson said. “We aren’t going to make any excuses, we just didn’t get the job done.”

Scarrow again led the Eagles with five service points and three kills. Polt put down three kills against Wallace as well.

The Eagles are 13-4 on the year with five regular season games and the conference tournament before sub-districts.

“We’ve still got work to do and hopefully we can get it done,” Johnson said.

The Eagles play next in head-to-head action at Arthur County on Monday.