© Katie Brickman
Beth Racic from Caronport spikes a ball that hits the net and past the jumping Mayson Bernt of Peacock during senior girls volleyball league action on Thursday evening at Peacock. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman
Despite only having played their third league game of the season, the Caronport Cougars are already making a statement.
The Cougars finished 4-0 during round robin action at Peacock Collegiate on Thursday evening in senior girls volleyball action after defeating both Peacock and Rouleau.
“This is only our third game, but it feels like we are just starting and the season is half over,” stated Shannon Koshman, coach for the Cougars. “Everything is working slightly according to my plan.”
The Cougars started out strong with a 25-13 and 25-16 set wins over Rouleau to start the evening. For the Rebels, they feel Caronport will be a contender this year.
“I really think that Caronport is in a league of their own though,” said Darrel Hall from Rouleau.
The Peacock Toilers and the Rebels faced off next is a dramatic second match that saw both teams battling for each point. The Toilers won the first set 25-13 and rallied for the 28-26 second set win.
“It was fun to play when they are clicking,” said Hall. “Their attitudes were good and we know that every time we come in, we are in tough, but today we ran out of sets. We didn’t lose, we ran out of sets.”
In the final round robin action, it was the first meeting of the season for the Toilers and Cougars and it was an exciting match as well. Caronport won the first set 25-15 after taking advantage of a nervous looking Toilers team. In the second set, both teams battled hard for each point. Caronport had the lead, but the Toilers stormed back to take that lead, but the Cougars won 27-25.
“Every game we get better and that’s what we are trying to do,’ said Peacock’s assistant coach Kristy Oonincx. “The first game in the first set, we did okay and then we consistently got better for the rest of the night.”
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