VOLLEYBALL: College Park ends district season with a 3-0 sweep over Conroe
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — The College Park Lady Cavaliers closed their regular season with a victory by sweeping Conroe High School in three sets 25-9, 25-14, 25-9.
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The Lady Cavaliers saw great improvement in their game against Conroe compared to their match in the first round of district games, where they fought a neck and neck battle. Head Coach Candice Collins said with some adjustments in the lineup each hitter was able to step up their game and contribute to the victory.
“I thought that we played really well tonight which was a lot of fun to stay focused and finish up the regular season at home,” Collins said. “I think we’ve really just been working on making sure that all of our players are contributing, and that’s something that we’ve been able to spread our offense out a little bit more, so it’s really good. It’s good to see them coming out to play at that level and being able to spread the offense. I think that helps us a ton with our game.”
With senior outside hitter Allicia Bauersfeld out with a knee injury, College Park saw a couple of difficult losses against The Woodlands and Oak Ridge, but the team got back on their feet after a week of tough matches.
“Allicia getting injured was a huge hit to our team, but I’m so proud of the girls with the way they’ve come back and they’ve come together, and it took us about a week and a half to get back in the groove, but they’ve done a great job really pulling together,” Collins said. “We’ve had other players stepping up so we’ve been able to spread our offense out a little bit more, which has been a huge help I think. Overall we’ve had to make some adjustments obviously with our lineup, and I thought the girls responded well to that.”
Stepping up her game for the night was Lauren Freeman, one of three Players of the Game.
“I thought she played really well,” Collins said. “She comes out and she’s not real flashy, but she’s pretty consistent, so that’s what we’ve asked her to do. We asked her to come out here and do her job and play for her team, and I think she’s done a really good job with that.”
With a solidified spot in the playoffs, Collins said she wants her team to keep their momentum, stay focused and enjoy their game.
“When we’re playing our game it’s exciting and it’s fun to watch and they’re having a good time, so I think we just have to focus on those things and not worry about everything else,” Collins said. “Let’s just play for each other and play for our team.”