Lady Panthers Volleyball Serve Their Way Into District

After a long pre-district season for the Spring Hill volleyball team, and two hard fought district games, the Lady Panthers will look to defend home court against the Lindale Lady Eagles tomorrow at 7. The season has been going full throttle since early August, and now, in mid-September, the Lady Panthers enter the home-stretch of the regular season. The Lady Panthers started off slow for district against Pleasant Grove, as they lost a tough game 3-0. However, the Lady Panthers were able to completely bounce back in the next game against Henderson on Friday. This is what head volleyball coach Andrew Harbison had to say before the game on Friday.

“Henderson is kind of the dark horse at the district level,” Harbison said. “This is a key win if we want to be district champs.”

As previously stated, this was a crucial game for the team, as a win against the Lady Lions would help catapult Spring Hill upwards in district standings. This victory was spoke into existence by the whole team as they were able to come in and beat the Lady Lions. Almost every day since summer this team has been together, working together, practicing and perfecting their craft for district play.

“I think since August we have came a long way and are still getting better each game,” Sophomore varsity volleyball player Carli Manasse said. “Obviously the goal is to be district champs, and there’s no doubt in my mind we can’t achieve that.”

The team’s confidence seems to be at an all time high, which can only result in positive things for the Lady Panthers. This team chemistry and positivity does not stop at the varsity level, as it is throughout the sub-varsity levels as well.

“We’ve scrimmaged each other and pushed each and everyone of ourselves to get better, and to be at our full potential,” Freshman volleyball player Kinslee Allen said.

The strongest programs always develop connections between the varsity and sub-varsity and this seems to be the case for Spring Hill. With two district games in the book, one a loss to Pleasant Grove on 9/14, and the other a win against Henderson on 9/17. The Lady Panthers will hopefully continue the upwards momentum against Lindale tomorrow.

“I look forward to getting to be on the court with these girls and hopefully getting as far or further in playoffs than we did last year,” Manasse finished.