The problem with winning every game is that eventually a team can lose sight of the hard work it took to get the success they’ve enjoyed. That’s what happened to the White Pine High School Ladycat volleyball team according to the team’s head coach Kenna Almberg in their first loss of the season on the road against Calvary Chapel on Oct. 23.
“We got comfortable,” the coach said regarding the loss.
The Ladycats won the first game against the Lions 25-17, 25-15. According to Almberg, the Ladycats didn’t see much need to make adjustments going into the second game as their game plan was working fine.
So what went wrong?
“They figured out how to block us,” Almberg said.
The Ladycats dropped the second game 21-25, 16-25.
Not that the single loss is going to make a difference in the Ladycats (24-1, 13-1) run into the post season. The White Pine team will still enter the playoffs as the number one seed, but Almberg doesn’t want to see the one loss become a trend.
“Anybody can get beat, that became real to us this past weekend,” Almberg said.
That goes both ways though, as the perennial powerhouse Yerington also lost their first game of the season, leaving Almberg with little excuses for why her team can’t win a championship this year.
“I can’t think of one good reason why we can’t win state this year,” she said.
The Ladycats will play their last games of the regular season against Needles at home this weekend.