Lady Gens go into exam break with a win

 

 

Jackie Wismer hits the ball during the third set of General Amherst’s match against Holy Names last Tuesday. The Lady Gens lost to Holy Names and then to Massey last Thursday before rebounding to beat St. Joseph Monday afternoon.

Jackie Wismer hits the ball during the third set of General Amherst’s match against Holy Names last Tuesday. The Lady Gens lost to Holy Names and then to Massey last Thursday before rebounding to beat St. Joseph Monday afternoon.

By Ron Giofu

 

The General Amherst Lady Gens (4-8) went into the exam break on a high note but had some difficulty in their other matches over the last week.

The Lady Gens hosted the St. Joseph Lasers Monday and came away with a win. General Amherst won the first two sets 25-23 and 25-17 before dropping the third one 25-19.

The Lady Gens began the week with a loss to the Holy Names Knights in a match played last Tuesday evening at General Amherst. Holy Names swept all three sets with scores of 25-18, 28-26 and 25-19.

“To be honest, we played pretty well in the second set,” said Amherst head coach Jeff Miller.

Miller added they played well in the first set too but the second set was one they could have captured. They outworked their opponents but just couldn’t find a way to win. Amherst had led 24-21 in that set.

Despite losing the set, they didn’t give up and Miller was pleased with that as well.

Emma Blanchette plays the ball over the net during General Amherst’s volleyball match with Holy Names last Tuesday.

Emma Blanchette plays the ball over the net during General Amherst’s volleyball match with Holy Names last Tuesday.

“We got down and hung in there,” he said. “Those were all good signs for us.”

Winning the second set would have put more pressure on them in the third as the Lady Gens would have had a chance to win the match. Playing in more difficult situations would have been beneficial to them, Miller added, as he believes that is what they need in order to get better.

“I thought we played better than we did all season,” added assistant coach Mary Ewer. “I think they played hard.”

The Lady Gens travelled to Windsor last Thursday for a match against the Massey Mustangs and lost another tough one. The Mustangs swept all three sets from the Lady Gens, winning 25-14, 25-15 and 25-17.

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