By Travis Smola
The Lady Bulldogs had a perfect 7-0 record against Wolverine Conference rivals until they matched up against Edwardsburg in mid-October.
The girls won the first set against the Eddies 25-22 after rallying from seven points down. But then Vicksburg lost in three straight sets, 25-23, 25-14 and 25-12. The loss meant the girls missed a share of the Wolverine Conference title. The following week, the Lady Bulldogs went on the road against Three Rivers and lost in very similar fashion. Vicksburg took the first set 25-17 before losing the next three sets 25-22, 25-19 and 25-23.
“We definitely didn’t execute the things that we should have, for sure,” Assistant coach Chad Miller said. The Wildcats team and fans were extremely fired up for the whole match-up. “Full credit to Three Rivers. Don’t take anything away from them, they played well,” Miller said.
The Lady Bulldogs were in all the games, but always seemed to be playing catchup from two points down to Three Rivers the whole night. Defensively, Miller said they could have played better. “We tried to correct it, we tried to move some pieces around, but we just couldn’t get there tonight,” Miller said.
“It’s a game of inches, it’s a 30 foot by 30 foot court on your side,” he added. “But if you’re not in the right spot by inches it’s just not good enough and we weren’t in the right spot tonight.”
He does still feel they’ve had a very successful year. There are just a few adjustments to make before the first game of Districts on November 1. Miller said they are looking forward to another chance for retribution against Edwardsburg.