Lady Bison beat Hearne, fall to Madisonville

Senior Marissa Jones gets ready to bump the ball during the Lady Bison game against Hearne. The Ladies won in 5 matches.

The Lady Bison volleyball team has been hard at work since the beginning of August, practicing and training under new head coach Charles Donohoe and his assistant coaches. Playing Hearne at home last week, the girls took Hearne in five matches.

“We killed it,” junior Allison Grissett said. “It’s nice to know all of our hard work paid off.”

With brand-new coaches leading the way, the girls are optimistic for their coming games. With high goals for the future the Lady Bison are prepared for whatever comes their way.

“I look forward to winning more games this season and going to playoffs,” Senior Erykah Anderson said.

Volleyball games are Tuesdays and Fridays, with the start of district play scheduled for September 9 against Elkhart in an away game.

“Even though we don’t get recognized that much, we still put in work,” senior Kendall Lee said. “So fans, get yo’ happy selves in those seats!”

The Lady Bison had a tougher time Tuesday against Madisonville. They fought hard, winning two out of five matches, but the Mustangs came out on top.

“We worked really hard, but unfortunately we lost, junior Sarah Burchfield said. “We just need to work harder in practice to make sure we stop making errors in the game.”

The girls decided to take the loss in stride and use it as a learning opportunity.

“It was an intense game,” senior Karina Sotelo said. “Even though we lost, we came together and really worked as a team.”

Although the Lady Bison fell to the Mustangs this time, they say they are going to keep up the hard work.

“We improve every time we play,” freshman Lilah Molina said. “Even though we lost, we just need to keep looking forward at future games. I know we’ll have a great season!”