Lady Eagles find spark on court
PABLO – The Lady Eagles may have started slow out of the gate, but that doesn’t mean heart and hard work isn’t giving the Lady Eagles an edge on picking up the pace.
While still looking for their first victory, Two Eagle River’s determined volleyball team is learning to work together and bring their goals within sight with each game. Winning sets against big-gun teams is proof the girls are starting to figure out their roles on the court, and head coach Chrissie Ewing is seeing a stronger team overall.
“They’re getting there,” Ewing said. “They just need to talk, communicate with each other; otherwise, they’ll be fine.”
On Saturday the Lady Eagles took a 0-3 drop to the tough-hitting St. Regis Lady Tigers, the first time they have finished without bringing the match to four.
“They played a pretty good game,” Ewing said. “They had an awesome third game,” she said in response to the Lady Eagles rattling the Lady Tigers in the third set, coming short by only two.
Leading the Lady Eagles was Tyra Michel with eight kills, six blocks, six assists and three aces. Shay Lynn came away with seven digs for her team.
Ewing said that Michel and Cassidi Wunderlich have been instrumental in leading the team and is also pleased with her whole varsity roster as a whole.
With postseason looming around the corner, Ewing is confident that the hard work and improvement she is seeing in each game will play a factor in their after-season run.
The Lady Eagles will continue their growth as a team, playing the Lady Red Devils in Noxon Sept. 26 and then heading over to Superior for tournament play Sept. 27.
St. Regis def. Two Eagle River 25-13, 25-13, 25-23