Lady Bobcats focus on passing

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 15, 2010

Opp volleyball coach Christie Spurlin said her team will have to play their “best” to “ace” the Class 3A Regional A south regional tournament in Geneva this Saturday.

“I just feel like the girls will have to play their best, and give it 100 percent,” Spurlin said.

The Lady Bobcats (10-15) will start the regional tournament against Montgomery Academy, (35-9) at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. The tournament format is single elimination, and the top four teams will advance to the sub-state round on Oct. 21.

Spurlin said she is confident her team will give Montgomery Academy a run for its money.

“I know that Montgomery Academy is going to be a tough team to play against, but I think we can stay with them,” she said. “Everything has to be good.”

Spurlin said having a better “passing” game is essential to be able to secure a spot at the sub-state tournament.

“I think passing is one of our weaknesses,” she said. “We’re just working on better passing and serve-receive and playing better defense.”

Spurlin said the girls know what’s at stake at the tournament.

“Winning the first match is crucial,” she said. “The girls know that too, and that’s what I’ve told them. If we can win the first one, we can move on. I think the girls have prepared and are ready.”