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(AUDIO) GACC Volleyball falls at home to O’Neill in 4 | KTIC Radio

(AUDIO) GACC Volleyball falls at home to O’Neill in 4

(AUDIO) GACC Volleyball falls at home to O’Neill in 4

West Point-O’Neill came into West Point Thursday night and handed the hometown GACC Bluejays a 3-1 loss at the GACC Activities Center.

Things started off promising for Central Catholic, who took set one 25-13.

The Eagles took control from there, however, winning set two 25-13, and sets three and four 25-21.

GACC Head Coach Kate Hagemann says her team’s mental toughness has to be better. “At some point you hope that we start to improve a little bit. I think we have it in us physically. I know we have the skills, and I know we have what it takes to continue to improve and get better. Right now I think it’s a lot of mental, and we’re just mentally weak right now, and mentally weak teams don’t find ways to win. And right now we’re finding ways to lose and hurt ourselves and make a lot of errors. And at some point we just talked about after the game they’ll have to make that decision. We have to practice harder, we got to warm up harder, we got to play harder, and if we do those things I know that each of the girls have it within them to be a better player.”

Sophia Hass led the Bluejays (4-5) with a team-high 13 kills while Evelyn Wooldrik notched 8.

Blair Gutshall of O’Neill led all players with 14 kills while Brianna Bauer chipped in 11 for the Eagles (4-1).

O’Neill is back in action on Saturday at the Ord Invite while GACC returns to the court on Tuesday when they host Homer.

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Click here to listen to Interview with Coach Hagemann 

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