Key to success for Mighty Tigers is to play to their ability

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Windham - posted Thu., Sep. 27, 2012
Libero Michaela Worthington digs for the ball during a Sept. 25 game against Ellis Tech. Photos by Melanie Savage.
Libero Michaela Worthington digs for the ball during a Sept. 25 game against Ellis Tech. Photos by Melanie Savage.

Coming into a Sept. 25 game against Ellis Tech, the Windham Tech varsity volleyball team had a 2-2 record. “We can play very well when we're on,” said head coach Elizabeth Scheff, in her fifth season leading the team. During a previous loss to Wilcox Tech (0-3 final) on Sept. 21, “We played well but lost because of errors,” said Scheff. “We can be our own worst enemies.”

Against Ellis, senior Jasmine Baker was playing with a sprained thumb. Junior Erin Bergeron was playing for her first game of the season after recovering from a sprained ankle. “We’ve had a few illnesses and injuries to deal with during the beginning of the season,” said Scheff.

With five seniors and six juniors, the Mighty Tigers have some varsity experience, though Scheff brought up four players from JV for the 2012 season. Overall, “I have a lot of good athletic ability that they’re able to transfer into volleyball,” said Scheff. And communication among team members is another strength. “They work really well as a team,” said Scheff.

That communication was on display during the game against Ellis Tech, as a combination of skill and teamwork brought Windham an early lead that they managed to maintain throughout. With a final score of 3-0, the Mighty Tigers brought themselves over .500 with an overall 3-2 record.

The seniors on this year’s Windham Tech varsity volleyball team are Kassiah Sanchez (co-captain), Katie DeLorne (co-captain), Jasmine Baker, Dani O’Connor and Michaela Worthington.


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