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Trumansburg volleyball hits late-season surge



杜鲁门堡排球队在本赛季早些时候赢得南塞内卡锦标赛后摆姿势. 蓝色突袭者队9胜1负,最近三年来首次击败劲旅兰辛队. Top row (left to right): Head coach Angela McLennan, Lauren Millspaugh, Kaylee Dickerson-Holly, Jenny Peters, Grace Olney, Sailor Ladd, team managers Anna Muraca and Brody McLennan. 下一排(从左至右):西拉·科伊尔,梅林·韦瑟比,莉迪亚·埃弗哈特. Photo provided by Angela McLennan

Over the past few years, 兰辛是该地区排球队的第一名,他们在2021年和2022年获得了四组丙级冠军. 本赛季,特鲁曼斯堡队很有可能取代山猫队成为领头羊.

蓝色突袭者队目前的战绩是9胜1负,他们正在与兰辛队争夺IAC北部大赛区的冠军. 进入对山猫在9月29日的关键对决, 兰辛已经在另一场常规赛中击败了他们,并在两场赛季锦标赛的半决赛中击败了他们.

This time around, it was a different story.

By Ryan Gineo
SPORTS
ESPN RADIO

蓝色突袭者队在三年来首次战胜山猫队的五局比赛中获胜. 资深二传手赛勒·拉德谈到了最大的不同在于团队更积极的心态.

“We did a very, 做得很好,保持良好的精神状态,总是玩得开心,明白错误会发生, whether you’re winning or losing,” Ladd said. “我认为这肯定对我们有帮助,因为上次,我认为我们都有点沮丧. 这一次,我们只是接受了发生的事情,并专注于下一个点. Whether we’re ahead or behind, 你必须保持精神,保持乐趣,因为当我们在球场上放松时,这对我们的球队有很大的帮助.”

在一场漫长而艰苦的战斗中,我们需要在杜鲁门堡保持这种心态. The first four sets were decided by four or less points. Heading into the fourth set down 2-1, 主教练安吉拉·麦克伦南也传达了同样的信息,希望能把局势扭转到对他们有利的一面.

麦克伦南说:“我们一直在说永远不要退缩,永远不要放弃. “I really felt like it was a great mentality to go by, so we said never back down, give up and just go to war, and they did a great job. We were down almost the entire set until it was 17-17. That’s when we finally took control.”

当蓝军突袭者队以15比7拿下最后一局时,座无人席的家庭体育馆顿时爆发出一阵欢愉. Of her 25 years coaching at Trumansburg, 麦克伦南说,这是她在排球比赛中听到的最大声的声音.

“The gym was electrified,” McLennan said. “The student body came out in droves. 我在体育赛事上看到了从未见过的孩子……当你谈论篮球场上的第六人时,那就是你的氛围, that completely was [the same] for us that night. If we didn’t have our fans cheering the way they were, 我不知道结果是否会一样. They really fed off of them.”

Ladd played an instrumental role in the victory, recording a team-high 36 assists as well as eight digs. 这位现任IAC全明星一队的球员整个赛季都给人留下了深刻的印象, 麦克伦南分享了她的二传是如何在球场上成长的.

“She has really stepped up as a leader,” McLennan said. “我们经常谈论二传手的角色就像球队的四分卫. 他们必须控制进攻和分配球. 今年,她对该走哪条路,尤其是在长时间的拉力赛中,已经聪明了很多. 她还改进了她的设置,使其更加一致, which then allows the hitters to hit more consistently. 作为一名大四学生,她真的承担了这个领导角色,并在这个角色上做得非常好.”

Ladd通常会安排的两名球员是大四学生Lauren Millspaugh和Kaylee Dickerson-Holly. In fact, six of the nine players are seniors, including middle hitter Jenny Peters, outside hitter Lydia Everhart, and libero Maelin Weatherby. 这六人组合在一起,他们希望这将是一个难忘的最后一个赛季的蓝色突袭者.

麦克伦南说:“这六个高年级学生实际上就像六个最好的朋友. “这是他们多年来的全部朋友群. 当谈到排球时,他们只是相互依赖,彼此之间有很多信任. 去年我没有看到这么多,但今年我看到的更多了. 劳伦相信赛勒会把球送到她需要的地方. 凯莉现在对自己的击球和挥杆很有信心,去年她还在犹豫要不要用力挥杆,因为这样会出气. She has done a great job trusting herself.”

这一次,兰辛和奥内昂塔进入B级后,通往C级冠军的道路会更容易一些. 虽然在C级仍然有很多强大的竞争,比如泰奥加, 2023年很可能是蓝军夺魁的一年.

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