SCA looks for early season rhythm

Published 10:19 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Lady Knights volleyball team has been looking for its groove in the early part of the season.

Though the season is still young, the Lady Knights are looking for a consistent rhythm. Suffolk Christian Academy has a win under its belt this season but has had a few struggles in some other games. There is no reason to hit the panic button early, but it shows the desire the Lady Knights have to get better.

Coach Scott Cornette returns as the leader of the team and is excited about the makeup of his squad. Last season, the win-loss column didn’t show the type of talent that SCA had. This season, Cornette feels like this may be one of SCA’s most talented teams to date. Meredith Farmer and Kaitlyn Brittingham return as the team captains and productive players for the Lady Knights. Kourtney Martin, a senior, is a strong outside hitter for SCA.

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“I have no doubt our team will be successful this year when it comes to wins and losses,” he said. “We know everything isn’t going to be perfect, and we’ve faced a little adversity, but I feel good about this group.”

SCA has returned three starters and one libero as well as a couple of experienced players on the bench. Everyone is extremely competitive and wants to do what is best for the team. The Lady Knights have already surpassed their set wins from last season; in 2017, the team won only one set. So far this season, the Lady Knights have won seven. With scrimmages included, they have won nine.

“We feel confident that we will be very competitive in our conference this season,” Cornette said. We are still not where we need to be, but we have been working really hard.”

SCA will play at Beach Breakers School at 7 p.m. Thursday.