If the early test is any indicator, Crossroads girls volleyball has a way to go. In their first game on Tuesday, the team lost to host Chadwick, 15-25, 21-25, and 22-25.
Still, coach Katie Mintz anticipates that a core of returning players, including several seniors, will step up.
“We’ve got some bugs we’re still working out,” Mintz said. “This season, our league is changing; it’s actually getting tougher. I feel the girls came in and really showed a lot of improvement. They have a lot of goals. This is the best – the strongest team we’ve had at a Crossroads.”
Mintz said she’s looking to all-league setter Matty Fair, as well as seniors Arden Shore and Kylie Deutschman to lead a stronger offensive attack.
“I feel we’ve always been a very defensive scrappy team in the past,” she said. “We still have that and more but I feel that we’re getting more offensive. We have more weapons on offense on this team. I think we’ll be exciting this year.
The Roadrunners’ next game is 5 p.m. Thursday at Milken Community High School.