LEWISBURG (WVDN) – The Greenbrier East Spartans volleyball team has started this young season at 2-2, but are coming together nicely according to head coach Matt Sauvage.
The Spartans beat James Monroe in their first match of the season, then fell to Montcalm. In the James Monroe contest, the Spartans’ Dia Sauvage recorded her 1,000th dig of her career.
East followed up those two matches with a 25-19 and 25-14 victory over Nicholas County. However, a tough Bridgeport team defeated the Spartans 25-14 twice to put East where they are right now.
Although two early losses are never ideal, Sauvage says really likes the progress he is seeing from his girls.
“We are on a good track right now,” Sauvage said.
“We knew this year would be a year of continual growth, which means by the end of the season I expect big things from this team,” he said.
Playing Bridgeport gave the Spartans some good experience and they walked away from that game with some lessons learned.
“Bridgeport is tough. Ali Burton, a former assistant coach and player for East, has them playing very well,” Sauvage stated.
“The biggest takeaway is that we need to be more offensive minded. We need to be more aggressive at the right times. The positives from Bridgeport are our serve, serve receive and our defense is on point,” the coach said.
Stat leaders in four sets are:
Gracie Gumm 4
Alexis Stack 3
Hailey Ervin 28
The team will play at Parkersburg this Saturday, Sept 10.