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092922 leggett volleyballMarilyn Jimenez takes the serve-receive. Amanda Costlow gets a hand on the serve. Photos by Brian Besch

By Brian Besch
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Leggett volleyball lost in straight sets Tuesday to Spurger 25-4, 25-9 and 25-5 at Dudley Dickens Gymnasium.

Leggett was able to compete in the second set, and the third set was a one-point game until Spurger went on a run to close it out.

“It is our first year back. there is a lot of learning and we need to stop being lazy,” Leggett coach Terri Barlow said of her bunch. “We need to bend our knees, because you can’t play any sport standing straight up. In volleyball, you have to bend your knees and get down.”

It has been three or four years since the Lady Pirates fielded a volleyball team. Many of the girls went to the administration to ask if they could participate in the 2022 season. Barlow said the last time Leggett had a volleyball team, they advanced to the playoffs.

Leggett has yet to win a game to this point in the season, but has won a couple of sets. The girls appear to be having fun, enjoying a learning experience.

“They are getting there and they just need to trust each other,” Barlow said. “I told them until we come together as a team, it isn’t going to happen. They have to relax and just play and not worry about what anybody else says. We just need to play and have fun.”

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