The Chemainus Secondary School Cougars had their first senior girls’ volleyball match at home last Tuesday against Cowichan Secondary and made instant progress from the first game to the next.
“The team is working with a new rotation this year and this was the first time trying it,” noted Chemainus coach Kelsey Bell. “Positioning was done well, all things considered. Girls used this game as a learning opportunity and focused on serving and positioning.
“They had a lot of fun as it has been a long time since playing other teams. It’s a small team this year and the girls’ commitment to this team is commendable. They are hardworking and determined. I’m excited to see the growth this year.”
Cowichan won the first game 25-3, but Chemainus did much better in the second that ended in a 25-11 result.
Sydney Greenwood is back on the team after an injury last year. She was a key defensive player against Cowichan with some great digs.
Maggie Fraser is also back after an injury last year. She remains the team’s most consistent server, leading the offense.
“While the girls lost both their games against Cowichan, they gained experience and will be building on that throughout the season,” Bell indicated.