GLENHAYES, W.Va. — Johnny Williamson hopes his team’s recent slide is only a momentary lapse.
Williamson’s Chapmanville Regional High School volleyball team went to Tolsia on Tuesday and lost 3-2 to the Rebels at the Tolsia High School gym in Glenhayes.
The Lady Tigers fell to Tolsia 25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 22-25, 15-9 to drop to 7-4 on the season.
Last Saturday, Chapmanville went to Herbert Hoover, falling 25-22, 25-20 to the host Huskies and beating Mingo Central, 25-11, 25-18 in a Cardinal Conference tri-match.
Also on Tuesday, the Chapmanville JV team beat Tolsia 2-1.
“We started off the season 4-0 but since then we are 3-4,” Coach Williamson said. “We are just not playing very well right now. We won’t communicate on the court at all. In the last seven games I can’t really say anyone has played well. As a coach, it’s very disappointing knowing you have talented players but won’t do the little things right.”
Williamson said he’ll be making changes soon if his players don’t step up.
Starting for the Lady Tigers at Tolsia were Grace Belcher, Jessica Hurst, Katherine Muncey, Emily Tripplett, Abby Marcum and Carley Cook.
“All we can do at this point is go back to practice and get back to work,” Williamson said. “I have a couple of young players on the bench that will start playing soon if these girls can’t fix this.”
The Lady Tigers play host to Wayne on Thursday at 6 p.m., then travel to play at Mingo Central on Saturday at 10 a.m. On Oct. 4, CRHS has a rematch with Mingo Central at 6 p.m. at home.
* The Logan High School volleyball team currently sits at 3-5 after losing 3-1 at Sherman on Sept. 15 and 3-0 on Sept. 13 to Wayne.
The Lady Cats are slated to play at Winfield on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in a tri-match against host Winfield and Point Pleasant.
Logan is at Mingo Central on Sept. 29.
* The Man High School volleyball team has an 8-9-2 record after playing a series of recent matches.
On Tuesday, Man won 2-0 over Lincoln County and 2-0 over Logan in a tri-match at LCHS.
Last Saturday, the Lady Billies played in a tournament at Ravenswood, losing 2-0 to James Monroe, winning 2-0 over Trinity Christian, falling 2-0 to Petersburg and finally dropping a 2-1 decision to Fairmont Senior.
Back on Sept. 15, Man played in a tri-match at Wyoming East, falling 2-1 to Pikeview and beating the host Warriors 2-1.
The Lady Billies play Thursday at Scott in a tri-match against the host Skyhawks and Mingo Central.
On Sept. 24, Man plays at the Greenbrier East tourney against host East, Princeton, Martinsburg, James Monroe and George Washington.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).