Lady Highlanders hope to continue moving forward
The Eureka Springs Lady Highlander volleyball team won its first match in school history last year. Now, coach Adam Brothers and his Lady Highlanders hope to build off that by getting a few conference wins and competing for a conference championship.
"It was my first year coaching volleyball," Brothers said. "I learned an awful lot and I think the girls did as well."
One of the things the Lady Highlanders improved on as the year went on was serving.
"Early on, it was a struggle," Brothers said. "We were giving up a lot of points just off service errors. But I was proud of the way we hung in there and I think that will serve us well this year."
The Lady Highlanders are losing two starters from last year's team, but Brothers doesn't see any issue in filling the gaps.
"We played almost every girl on the bench last year," Brothers said. "There is no reason they shouldn't feel confident when they take the floor."
The Lady Highlanders travel to Izard County Consolidated on Monday, Aug. 24. Between now and then, Brothers hopes to see an increase in continuity among his players on the court.
"There is no doubt, this is a tight-knit group of young girls," Brothers said. "They just have to be able to trust each other out there on the court."