Teams from all across Arkansas journeyed to Rogers to play a double-digit schedule of matches in just two days.
|There were actually two simultaneous camps going on -- the varsity camp at Rogers Heritage and the junior varsity camp at Rogers High School.|
Tiger head coach Trista Killingsworth was with the varsity team at Heritage. "Camp is a [good time] to see what we've got," she said. But during the first match her Lady Tigers were rusty even though they have been practicing for several days -- each match at camp is actually comprised of two games. "All the nervousness was worn off after the first game."
"The focus for this camp is on the fundamentals," Killingsworth said. "We'll know what to work on [as we approach the season]."
"We're a young team, with a good number of sophomores," Killingsworth said. "And we're small. When have we ever had tall players?" she added with a smile.
If Green Forest's play in the first game of the match against the much bigger Har-Ber is any indication the Lady Tigers have a good shot at doing well in their conference. At one point the game was tied at 15 --15. Then Har-Ber's jump-servers went on a run and did damage.
The Lady Tigers dug out numerous hard spikes, and bumped, set, and spiked for their own kills. To their credit they didn't roll over in the face of a larger, more experienced opponent. They worked extreme hard to improve the level of their play.