Wisner-Pilger hosts Guardian Angels Central Catholic and Lutheran High Northeast in a Triangular Thursday night. Wisner-Pilger Head Coach Jean Groth says both opponents present different challenges.
“Well I think both programs have great tradition. And this year I think Lutheran High brings a lot of pressing issues with their serve and also their speed of their offense to the outside is a little quicker than a lot of teams, and so that presents a little different problems to your defense. GACC also has a strong middle attacker whose done a lot of good things for them and so defending her will also be a challenge.”
The Bluejays are 9-6 on the season while the Eagles are 14-8.
GACC Head Coach Kate Hagemann says all three teams are familiar with one another.
“Well I expect the entire night to be a lot of good Volleyball. When we’re playing, when Lutheran’s playing, when Wisner’s playing, we’re pretty familiar with each other. We’ve played each other a lot in the past years. And we’ve already played Lutheran once this year.”
The Eagles swept the Bluejays 2-0 in the Northeast Nebraska Classic on September 1st.
GACC swept Battle Creek 3-0 on Tuesday. Hagemann says she’s still looking for her team to reach their potential.
“We’ve talked a lot with this team. We’re young and inexperienced. But at some point I’m still confident that they’re going to grow up and they’re going to realize their potential. And hopefully as the end of the year comes near they’ll start doing that.”
The Gators are 9-7 on the season following a Double Triangular split with BRLD and Madison last week. Groth says her team’s success is measured by the game itself.
“Well I guess one of the things that I always work on, not just this season, is to not let the wins and losses define us. To just try and be the kind of team that controls serving, tries to control the opponent’s serving with our passing, try to be driven by execution goals, and those kind of things.”
The triangular is set to get underway at 5:00 p.m. on 107.9 the Bull.