Lady Titans learn court lessons

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

OLPE — Despite having a veteran team, Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans learned a lesson Thursday at Olpe. Play faster.
“We were a little slow out of the game with serving and serve receive against Olpe then Eureka plays a faster setting game that I didn’t have the girls ready for,” said Korey Lankton, Lady Titan head coach.
Southern Coffey County defeated Olpe 23-25, 25-23, 25-22 but lost to Eureka 25-19, 20-25, 25-23. The Lady Titans also scored a 25-22, 25-18 win over Flinthills.
“Against Eureka, it took us about a set and a half to adjust our game plan. Eureka is good and we can’t take credit away from the main hitter and the rest of the hitting game. It’s still a team we can beat though,” Lankton said.
In the Olpe match, Shelby Birk and Sam Jacobs each delivered 12 kills. Laurie Ohl had 10 kills and one stuff block at the net and Kaitlin Meyer had three blocks. Kristen Garland was credited with 33 set assists.
Birk and Ohl led the defensive game for Southern Coffey County against Eureka. Birk had 17 digs and Ohl had 14 digs. Garland had 25 assists.
Birk put down 12 kills and made a block at the net while Meyer had four blocks and seven kills. Ohl had seven kills.
Against Flinthills, the Lady Titans had 19 kills and seven were hammered down by Meyer.
“We learned some things tonight that we have to work on to improve,” Lankton said. “The Main goal is to improve and have fun. These girls don’t like to lose so losing to Eureka was a setback to them. They’ll bounce back and take out of the night what we need to improve on.”
Southern Coffey County’s junior varsity beat Olpe and Eureka but the C-team lost to Olpe in three close sets.
The Lady Titans go to St. Paul Tuesday.