CENTERBURG — It was the East Knox Bulldogs’ turn to take on the undefeated Centerburg Trojans (9-0, 6-0 MBC) on Thursday evening.
Not an easy task.
For the Bulldogs, it was even tougher because they had face them in the Trojans’ home court. Despite a game effort, especially on defense, the Bulldogs were swept by the undefeated Trojans, 25-15, 25-12, 25-9 in their Mid-Buckeye Conference girls volleyball match.
Fortunately, for the Trojans, defense has been one of their biggest areas of improvement and they were able to meet the Bulldogs (3-4, 2-4) head on — especially in the early parts of Sets 1 and 2.
“(East Knox) is a good defensive team,” said Centerburg coach Ed Marsman. ”They’re just a little shorter than we are. What really pleased me was how well our girls played defense. We can attack. We’ve always been able to attack. We hit some balls out of bounds but we we’re still attacking. But when we play defense the way we did, we’re tough to handle. Our defense is getting better because we’re getting back to base position and then we’re rotating more quickly. There was a couple of times that they tipped it over the net and we were right there. It’s all about moving and keeping your head in the game.”
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