Girls fall to RCC, look forward to Sundance

Leslie Silveman
The Hill City Girls High School volleyball team fell to 18-6 on the season with a loss to Rapid City Christian Sept. 28.
The Rangers won set one 25-20 then lost three straight, 25-21, 25-14 and 25-20.
“We came out with great energy and determination in the first set against RCC, and I think they were a little taken aback. The remaining sets were close but when playing a strong team like RCC, every point matters,” said head coach Allie Henderson.
Henderson notes the girls had “way too many unforced errors and did not play with the same intensity that we started with.”
She is optimistic the Rangers can beat RCC if they are consistent.
“They are a team we can definitely beat but we have to play at the top of our game more consistently,” she said. “We did some great things but had one too many more errors than they did. We can’t just believe that we can win, we have to know that we will win.”
The girls  play only one match this week traveling to Sundance, Wyo. 
“Sundance should be a great match up. They have a good record and they were a team we did not beat last year. I’m looking forward to hopefully turning the tables this year,” Henderson said.
Henderson is looking forward to some time off. 
“It’s difficult when you only get one practice day between games. Those days are dedicated to preparing specifically for a team. So with some time off we can reset and work on what we need to for our team to keep improving.”
The girls play a makeup game at home against Red Cloud Oct. 9, the first of three home matches. Henderson says it will be both busy and exciting. 
“We are expecting a couple wins and hopefully a third at the end of the week. Wall will be a tough competitor but I’m hoping that having the comfortability of home will keep our confidence and momentum going strong.”

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