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Center Point-Urbana sweeps South Tama

September 8, 2017
By Allison Graham - Sports Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

By Allison Graham

Sports Editor

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Abbie Parizek with a hit during South Tama’s contest with Center Point-Urbana on Tuesday, September 5.
News?Herald Photo/Allison Graham

A change in the lineup during a tournament last Saturday is how South Tama began their contest with Center Point-Urbana on Tuesday.

Saturday's lineup proved to be successful for the Trojans as they captured their first two wins of the season at the BCLUW tournament. They topped PCM 2-0 and North Polk 2-1.

But come Tuesday, the Trojans faced the Class 4A, 9th ranked CPU for a WaMaC contest and the change in lineup had little effect over the Stormin Pointers. The Pointers swept STC in three sets, 25-10, 25-12 and 25-13.

Starting for the Trojans were Saylor Upah, Sadie Smith, Grace Jimenez, Madison Rohach, Jaelin Berger and Kaylee Klostermann at libero.

"Some of (the lineup change) was just to give it a different look, try them in a different spot and see how they adjust to those spots to the offense that CPU was running," said coach Amy Dolash.

After two sets, Dolash made another lineup change and placed Jimenez at libero which had been Jimenez's starting position to begin the season. The changeup gave a spark to the Trojans and they got a lead in the third set. But CPU came back to finish off the 3-0 sweep.

"It was (a quick offense)," said Dolash, "What we are talking about after the game was we haven't come across a team that runs that quick of an offense. So it's hard when you can't practice against it and you don't get to play competition until now. That was kind of the result of that game. We'll get there. They did start picking up on it which was exactly what I wanted to see once we switched things up in the third game."

"I was super proud of the girls and how positive they stayed especially when you get down right away and that lead keeps seeming to grow. We were the ones really making the errors and that's part of what we were talking about after the game is just how we made more errors giving them more points versus making them work for it. Once we started bouncing back and really picking up on how to read what they were doing. It's not that they were doing anything special but you have to be able to read and anticipate what they are doing and then get to the right spots. So we had some phenomenal digs once we started doing that. We had some really good blocks. Those things started coming. But we unfortunately made to many errors to make up for that," said Dolash.



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