The Belton Junior Varsity volleyball team took on the Temple TemCats Junior Varsity team at Tiger Gym on Thursday afternoon.
Despite a pair of sluggish streaks in each game, the Lady Tigers swept Temple by the scores of 25-11 and 25-19.
The JV Lady Tigers at 1-1, as they hit the road to play at the University Subvarsity Invitational starting Thursday in Waco.
Temple took a brief 3-2 lead early in the first set Natasha Blizzard’s ace turned the game on a dime, as Belton proceeded to go on a 22-8 run to round out the first set with an impressive 14-point win.
“We actually did really well with our serves to start the first set,” Belton JV head coach Jordan Petter said. “We gave them five easy points on service errors, so we regressed a bit. The communication and the passing went very well in the first set. “
The teams see-sawed out of the break, splitting the second set’s first eight points. With the help of a Hannah Scopac kill, Temple took an 8-5 lead.
The lead was short-lived, as Belton forced Temple into several mistakes and closed out the match on a 20-11 clip.
“We regressed a bit in the second set, as we were a at-ease,” Petter said. “We walked on the floor and thought it would be easy. Temple fought back and wanted to win. We let them stay with us and that’s where we went wrong.”
The Lady Tigers are still finding themselves, as the season is just two days old and just eight days into regular practices.
“We’re still trying to find that happy median,” Petter said. “I would rather it be now than later on.”
The University tournament will be one that the team will learn from.
“I am hoping the girls take what we learned from Stony Point and from Temple and find consistency,” Petter said. “We have stressed continuing to talk. Communication needs to happen every single game. When we lack communication, we lack the rapport.”