Lady Gens roll past Villanova to remain perfect on the season


By Joel Charron

A lack of practice hasn’t slowed the General Amherst Lady Gens from compiling a perfect record.

The Lady Gens improved their record to 6-0 after taking out the visiting Villanova Wildcats in three sets 25-14, 25-14 and 15-19 last Thursday evening.

“We were happy with the way we played last Monday and we knew coming out tonight that we needed to play way better at home,” said Amherst libro Alyssa Garrett.

Play better they did, outside hitter Katie Breault blasted the Wildcats with 18 kills from the right side and Christine Belcher added eight kills from the left side.

“Monday was a lesson for us. We can’t slack off and we need to come out like we did tonight for every game,” said Garrett.

Head coach Jeff Miller said he was pleased with the effort the Lady Gens put forth but stated there is still room for improvement.

“We struggled at time with serving and we had too many careless hitting errors but we didn’t give them anything easy to hit,” said Miller.

Miller said Villanova played a scrappy game, which forced the lady Gens to elevate their game.

“They (Villanova) are much better than what their record dictates,” said Miller.

The condensed schedule and the lack of practice time maybe taking its toll of the player, however Garrett said the Lady Gens have to find a way to push through.

“A lot of us have been playing volleyball for a long time so fatigue shouldn’t be a factor,” she said. “Yeah, sometimes we do get tired but we have to push through it cause that’s how we are going to make it to WECSSA, SWOSSA and OFSSA.”

“We’re in a good place right now, but we have more work to do,” she continued.

The Lady Gens are on a collision course for an end of the season matchup with also undefeated Belle River on Thursday, Feb 7.

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