Lady Scotties Win in Poplar, Move to 6-0 in District 2B
The Scottie volleyball team's trip to Scobey Oct. 4 was uneventful, as far as bus rides go. The volleyball match itself was a different matter entirely, as the Spartans and the Scotties faced off in a fierce battle of exciting offensive and defensive plays that brought the crowd to their feet. Both teams scrambled well and fought to the end, giving the audience quite a show, but in the end a very well-coached and extremely motivated Spartan team came out on top, 17-25, 24-26, 25-14, 25-20, 10-15.
Next up was a trip to Poplar who played host on their senior/pink night. A lot of emotion coursed through the gymnasium and cost Glasgow the first game, but the Scotties regrouped and pulled through with decisive performances in games two and three, showing definite sparks of Scottie-style offense peppered with determined defensive action. Streaks of intense serving further enhanced Glasgow's efforts. Game four saw a complete flip-flop of execution, and a less aggressive offense plagued GHS from time to time. However, in the fifth and final set of the match, Glasgow's effective serving once again sealed the deal, 19-25, 25-7, 25-12, 13-25, 15-9.
With only three matches remaining, two of which are conference, Glasgow sits perched atop the 2B District, but it is a tenuous seat at times. As evidenced by scores across the entire 2B, performances are unpredictable. For GHS personally, this opens up the doors for playing time for all members of the squad as the coaches search for the combination of tenacity, drive and determination that will give Glasgow the edge that they have shown most of the season.
This is an incredibly resilient team that knows how to dig deep, play with a lot of heart and push past their boundaries.
Some people suggest it's a wake-up call, better now than during tournaments, etc, but the GHS team knows better. They know that one of the secrets to winning is full effort all the time, that extra energy expended the first time ultimately lights the path to victory. And they know they are completely capable of astonishing play. As the season comes to a close, they will spend the next few weeks perfecting that pursuit of efficient and explosive output.
You can catch the Scotties in action at home this Thursday evening, Oct. 13, as they take on the ever-scrappy Lady Wildcats of Harlem. It is Pink Night so be tough enough to wear pink as we honor those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.
Oct. 18 is a big match-up in Malta (earlier start time: C Squad gets underway at 3:00) and Oct. 20 is Senior Night vs. Sidney in Scottie Gymnasium.