The Lady Serpents fell 3-1 at Coleville last Tuesday evening before dropping all three sets against Virginia City in their first home game of the season Friday night.
“It was a disappointing week for us, we just didn’t serve” said Mineral County coach Shelley Tweedy. “We dropped about six serves in a row against Virginia City, and you just can’t win games like that.”
Tweedy had credited her teams’ early success to the high percentage of service that they had to start the season. She said they’ve been working on it all week in practice in preparation for their tough match at Smith Valley on Saturday.
“We haven’t been playing as well as we did at the beginning of the year, but I think we can get back to that,” she said. “It’s still fun volleyball to watch, we’ve been very competitive.”
Smith Valley will most likely be the Lady Serpents toughest challenge to date. The Lady Bulldogs have a flawless conference record at 5-0, and are 14-5 overall on the year.
“They (Smith Valley) are a powerhouse in the conference, they’re tough to beat,” Tweedy said. “We’ll give it our best, go out and play hard and hopefully be competitive.”