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Lady Miners 'split' weekend

Coach sees ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ play in tournament, remains focused on larger picture


October 10, 2018

“We were Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this weekend,” Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) volleyball head coach Jackie Jones said. “We started off the tournament doing great and the next day, we honestly didn’t play as well as we can.”

HEM went to the Arvada/Clearmont Invitational in Buffalo on Friday and Saturday where they played six teams.

On Friday, the Lady Miners took on Little Snake River and beat them for the first time in years. That gave the Lady Miners confidence to take on a good Burlington team and come out on top. They split with Kaycee winning one and losing the other.

“I am not kidding about being Jekyll and Hyde,” Jones said. “But it gives us focus on what we need to do before regionals.”

On Saturday, Amy Campbell had to be pulled out because of an injury to her quad. Jones did not say that A. Campbell’s injury was the cause of the three straight losses, but she could not deny it could have been a contributing factor.

The Lady Miners dropped games to Dubois, Meeteetsee and Rock River. The Lady Miners had beaten Rock River earlier this year.

“The Campbell sisters Amy and Madison, had great games and they continue to lead our team,” Jones said. “Amy tweaking her quad made me have to pull her off the court for the first time all season.”

Jones said A. Campbell’s status was day by day for the moment.

“The games won or lost are always about learning about ourselves as a team,” Jones said. “We know that the big picture is what we have to stay focused on. There are a lot of games played and to be played.”

She said the Oct. 9 volleyball against Saratoga will be the 23rd game the Lady Miners will play. The game starts at 5 p.m. at HEM.


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