Bulldogs hope to reach potential

Published 9:41 pm Monday, August 20, 2018

The Bulldogs volleyball team is looking forward to all its hard work potentially paying off this season.

King’s Fork High School boys’ volleyball will be under a new coach in Angie Gatling. Gatling returns to a young team hoping its hard work this preseason will turn into a successful regular season. The Bulldogs start the season this week, and Gatling believes that her hungry players are excited to see their development over the season.

“They are hungry for the information and learning how to play this sport,” Gatling said. “They are young, and we are starting from the ground up, but once we get the hang of it, some good things can happen.”

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Gating has been emphasizing the fundamentals of volleyball. Regardless of talent, Gatling believes the Bulldogs possess the intangibles. She believes their determination and desire to do better will help the Bulldogs in the long run. The Bulldogs take on Indian River High School at home, and they are hopeful they can put a full game together and get their first win of the season.

“This first game we want to focus on our transitioning and getting on and off the net,” Gatling said. “We have been throwing a lot of things at them, but we want to make sure we go out there and play as hard as we can and stick to what we do.”

Even though Gatling has a young team in terms of experience, she sees great things from her players as long as they work hard.

“I think a couple of them can be great prospects,” she said. “If they reach their potentials, they could possibly be playing at a college somewhere.”

King’s Fork hosts Indian River High School at 7 p.m. Tuesday.