After a winning preseason, the Lady Troopers are ready for district. This past week they battled against the Franklin Cougars but unfortunately lost after three exciting sets.
Senior libero Annie Johnson said going into the game with a counterstrategy against Franklin helped the team put up a fight.
“Against Franklin, we did go in with a game plan, and I think that did benefit us greatly," Johnson said. "We had never really done something like that before."
Johnson believes that planning before games could really help the team through the tough 6A district schedule.
"Going into district and continuing to make a plan beforehand could definitely benefit us and help us improve.”
As far as the rest of the district games, the Lady Troopers are very excited and ready to play.
All-around player Kelly Eliott said she’s optimistic about placing at districts and feels the team is very strong this year.
“I feel very confident that we have a strong chance in placing at district,” Elliott said. “Our team has so much potential and we are capable of doing amazing things on the court.”
Senior Megan Custer has many goals this year but feels that communication is crucial to the team’s ultimate goal of placing at districts.
“I feel we should communicate and work as a team better,” Custer said. “Sometimes we each have individual thoughts but if we bring them together we can accomplish our goal of ranking higher in our district.”
Senior Sydnie Smith feels the preseason helped the team bond and gave them the boost of confidence they needed for the upcoming season.
“Preseason did us really well," Smith said. "We placed fifth out of forty teams at our Mansfield tournament which is the best we’ve ever done.”
Smith believes that they learned to mesh really well at an early stage of the season.
The Lady Troopers will be playing the Americas Trailblazers Tuesday, September 19th and the Pebble Hills Spartans Friday, September 22nd this upcoming week.