Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Bailey Dorner said her team played well against a tough Greenville Team in a 3-2 loss at Greenville in the non-district season opener for both teams Tuesday. Coach Dorner said after the Lady Cats struggled against the Lady Lions in scrimmage games Saturday, she was glad to see them play better two days later. She said the Lady Cats played hard, competed and hung with Greenville in all five sets. Coach Dorner also commented on the Lady Cats taking a fourth set to send the match into a decisive fifth set. She said she teaches her team to be mentally tough. Coach Dorner said she tells them they can’t go back and change things that happen. She said all they can do is move forward. She said the Lady Cats fought and did not lay down and just give the match to Greenville in the fourth set. Coach Dorner said it was good for the Lady Cats to know they can hang with a solid team like Greenville. She said the Lady Lions have tons of club players who play year round and it shows as they play well as a unit and often hit on all cylinders. She said the Lady Cats have to get to that point and she added that they would but she also said it would take time. Coach Dorner said the team does needs to improve as rapidly as possible noting that district play takes place by the end of month. Coach Dorner said her team played better defense Tuesday and did a better job of moving their feet to get into position. She said she wants to see improvement in the Lady Cats serve receive and in outside blocking. Next the Lady Cats, 0-1 for the season, travel to Frisco Heritage for a Friday evening game at 6:30 p.m. The Coyotes are coached by Coach Dorner’s cousin Jeni Maxton.
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