RAWLINS — Saturday, March 23, marked the opening of the AAU volleyball season for the Kemmerer Volleyball Club, coached by Derin Reinhardt, Brittany Hartung and Tara Yantzi. They traveled to Rawlins to take part in an all-day tournament.
The ladies played against the Rawlins A and B teams, Moorcroft and Pavillion.
Kemmerer vs Rawlins A Team, 21-12, 6-21
Kemmerer vs Rawlins B Team, 21-5, 21-13
Kemmerer vs Moorcroft, 21-5, 21-13
Kemmerer vs Pavillion, 21-18. 21-19
Kemmerer vs Pavillion, 22-24, 17-21 (Playoff)
The team looked good for only practicing for two weeks with several new faces. The team has height and blocking ability, several of the players are jumping and killing the ball already, and several others are showing great promise.
The coaches appear to be developing three or four setters on the team, and the ball placement seemed to get better as the games progressed. The girls and coaches were disappointed to miss capturing first place at the meet, but their technique improved throughout the day.
The coaches did a great job of bringing the girls in and out of the game, explaining what they were doing wrong, and then sending them right back in to try what they were just taught.
The girls will travel to Buffalo for their next tournament play in two weeks.