It was more a scouting visit than Killingsworth being a fan of the game.
Killingsworth and the Lady Tigers will host Berryville on Monday, starting rivalry week between the two Carroll County schools as the two programs square off on the gridiron Friday night.
"We are not in the same conference but it's a big deal," Killingsworth admitted. "Its a big deal to the kids. It's a big bragging rights sort of thing and they put a lot into it. When you talk about county rivalry this is it."
Killingsworth saw things Thursday that were indicative of the progression the sophomore-laden Lady Bobcats have made since summer camps.
"They are good this year," Killingsworth said. "They have some very strong hitters. So, again, we have to work on passing and not give any points away on serve or on missed serves."
The Lady Tigers will be seeking revenge after falling in four sets to Berryville last year. Berryville coach Kristin Whetham said she sees a lot of the same things in Green Forest as Killingsworth does in the Lady Cats.
"This is a pride game to them," Whetham said. "I think last year was the first year we have beat Green Forest in volleyball in a long time. Our girls want to keep that going."
Berryville sophomore Hannah Noble said the affair was more than just a Monday outing.
"We are going to win that one," Noble said. "We better. They are our big rivals. It will stick with you if you lose. We are going to be ready to go."
Killingsworth is concerned about Berryville's ability, even with a young roster. Whetham shares Killingsworth's sentiment.
"I feel the same way she does," Whetham said. "I have watched them play a lot this summer. They are a lot like us in my opinion. They are a younger team. But they have some girls that when they are on they can kill you. It will depend on what teams show up. It will depend on which team wants it."
Whetham admitted to feeling some anxiety about the match.
"It's a game that makes me nervous," she said. "I know what we are capable of doing. We are capable of playing with anyone. If my team comes ready to go and is mentally focused I think we will have a good game."