Lady Bison struggle as district play begins


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Madison Kennedy goes up for a spike as the Lady Bison take on Leon. The team plays Onalaska tonight in Onalaska.

Lady Bison -vs Normangee by Jordan Jenkins

Although the  players logged match-highs in several categories, including kills , digs and assists, the Lady Bison were unable to consistently keep pressure on the Normangee Panthers because of errors. The team’s mistakes turned out  to be costly.

“Our attitudes costs us the game,” junior Brianna Johnston said. “We’ve been practicing and improving for our next game.”

The team has been in the gym preparing for the start of district. They play Elkhart for the district opener.

“I’m excited about district starting,” junior Allison Grissett said. “It will be a good game, because we both are pretty well rounded teams.”


Lady Bison -vs- Elkhart by Ally Gaskins

The Lady Bison fared no better last Friday against the Lady Elks, losing the game in three matches. With district play underway, a loss was not what the team had hoped for.

“We hustled and gave it our all, but the other team was really good” junior Jacie Jones said. “We should have played better.”

The girls are not giving up on being able to turn their district record around, though.

“I think we did good, but we could have done better,” freshman Kassidy Bell said. “We will just keep working harder.”


Lady Bison -vs- Leon by Kendall Morales

The girls faced Leon last Tuesday at home. After just three matches, but a long fight, they fell to the Lady Cougars.

“I really enjoyed watching the girls play,” junior Miryam Zapata said. “I don’t know much about volleyball, but I know that they never gave up. To see them coordinate together as a team was really cool.”

The girls say they will use the game as a learning experience for the upcoming games, especially the district ones.

“Our team showed a lot of potential to win, but we fell short,” junior Madison Kennedy said. “Losing is never very fun, but as long as we continue to work hard in practice, we will still succeed.”

As the competition gets tougher, the Lady Bison say they intend to get better as well.

“They played very well,” sophomore Shaylen Cotton said. “Their game has gotten better than before, the competition is just getting harder.”