Plainfield girls' volleyball evens its record with win over Ledyard

By Denise Coffey - Staff Writer
Plainfield - posted Tue., Sep. 27, 2011
The Panthers get ready to serve-receive. Photos by D. Coffey.
The Panthers get ready to serve-receive. Photos by D. Coffey.

The Plainfield High School girls’ volleyball team beat Ledyard on Sept. 23 with scores of 15-25, 25-13 and 15-25. It was the first divisional match the Panthers have played so far this season, bringing their record to 2-2. The Panthers, who were the 2010 Class S state champions, played close games against Fitch and East Lyme, both in the Class L division.

“Our scores were close for most of the matches, 25-22 and 25-21,” said coach Bob Arremony. “They were long, stressful games.”

The Panthers are playing their first season in the ECC Medium division. “Last year we won the Small division and we decided to move up,” Arremony said. “We were asked if we wanted to move up, and we did. We wanted to up the competition.”

Arremony is pleased with the way his team has been serving. “There are six people who serve, and they've done excellent jobs,” he said. “We've served well in all our games. Morgan Griffin, Jen Nelson, Danielle Soucie, Hailey Griffin, Ashlyn Hart and Ali Williams have all served well.”

He credited the team with a good passing game against Ledyard. “The passing part of the game is so important,” the coach said. “When we pass the ball well, a lot of good things happen. Everyone was involved tonight. They had a nice game.”

“I was happy to see them have that much fun playing, because we've had stressful games with East Lyme and Fitch and Lyman. They were all close games. They worked so hard. They had to put out a lot of energy,” Arremony said. “Today, they were able to have a little fun with it. They did a good job.”

The coach added that the one thing the team really needs to work on is the serve-receive. “It hasn't been as strong as I would like, and we're trying to tweak that and make it better. We want to eliminate the errors we've had. That's going to be a priority over the next few weeks,” said Arremony.

As for the season ahead, “We're going to take it one day at a time, one game at a time,” Arremony said.

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