The Union Lady Spartan volleyball team opened up their season on Monday when taking on the Lady Scorpions from North Brunswick. Although North Brunswick swept the matches, Union’s head coach Krystin Moore was very pleased with the performance she got from her team.
“I was very impressed with the progress we are already showing,” she said. “It is obviously very early, being the season opener, and North Brunswick is a good team. They are 2A, and a non-conference team, so it was a good challenge and a good test to see where we are as a whole. I was thoroughly pleased today though. We came out and fought hard and really were a scrappy bunch, which is something we always try to preach to the team.”
The final scores to each set were 25-19, 25-22, and 25-17, with each in favor of North Brunswick.
Moore continued praising her team, and specified Destiny Robinson, Katie Hunter, and Allison Alphin as some players who really played well to lead a strong effort from the Lady Spartans.
“Destiny had a lot of good saves and digs,” said Moore. “She played really smart at the net, which is always something that a coach likes. She also carried our team in blocks. Katie Hunter and Allison Alphin also had really good games this evening, I thought. They had three aces apiece, and Allison led the team in serves.”
Moore also stressed how pleased she was in the good communication her team exhibited in their season opener, and reiterated how much she loved how scrappy her team was.
“We have plenty of room for improvement, but that’s a good thing, being the beginning of the season,” the UHS head coach concluded.
Next up for Union is James Kenan. They will hit the road on Wednesday to take on the Lady Tigers.