New Coach Turns Brainerd Volleyball Around


AS THEIR TOP FOUR SCORERS.>>FROM ONLY WINNING TWO GAMES A COUPLE SEASONS AGO TO NOW HAVING A CHANCE AT A CONFERENCE TITLE, THE BRAINERD VOLLEYBALL TEAM HAVE TURNED THINGS COMPLETELY AROUND. SPORTS REPORTER ANTHONY SCOTT HAS THE STORY ON WHAT HAS CHANGED IN BRAINERD.>>TWO YEARS AGO, THE BRAINERD VOLLEYBALL TEAM ONLY HAD TWO VICTORIES. NOW WITH ONLY A MONTH LEFT IN THE SEASON, THEY’RE 12 AND 4. SO WHAT HAS CHANGED? WELL, FOR STARTERS, THE COACH.>>HAVE TO CHANGE THE MENTALITY. THEY ALL HAVE GOOD ATHLETIC ABILITY. THEY DIDN’T NECESSARILY HAVE THE VOLLEYBALL SKILLS WE WERE LOOKING FOR, BUT ATHLETICALLY THEY WERE EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS ANY TEAM IN THE CITY.>>THEY HAVE PROVED THEIR ATHLETIC ABILITY AS THEY ONLY HAVE ONE LOSS IN THE CONFERENCE THIS YEAR.>>OUR DEFENSE HAS BEEN A LOT BETTER THIS YEAR THAN LAST YEAR. WE’RE STILL JUST WORKING ON CONSISTENCY WITH OUR HITS.>>BRAINERD’S ONE LOSS IN CONFERENCE WAS TO WILMER, BUT THE WARRIORS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO KNOCK OFF THE UNDEFEATED CARDINALS ON TUESDAY.>>OUR FIRST TIME WE PLAYED THEM, WE PLAYED SUPER TIMID. WE NEED TO PLAY MORE AGGRESSIVE.>>WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WILMER AS WE DO EVERY YEAR. WE’RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FACT THAT OUR DEFENSE HAS COME ALONG SO MUCH, SO WE’RE EXCITED TO SHOW THEM THAT WE HAVE IMPROVED >>THE STUDENT BODY AT BRAINERD HAS ALSO TAKEN NOTICE OF THE TEAM’S TURNAROUND AND HAS SHOWN IMMENSE SUPPORT FOR THIS YEAR’S SQUAD.>>THERE USED TO NEVER BE THAT MANY FANS THAT CAME. BUT I THINK ONCE WE STARTED GETTING OUR WINNING SEASON, IT AMPED US UP A LITTLE BIT MORE FOR OUR GAMES. HELPS US FEEL ENERGIZED ON THE COURT.>>I HAVE NEVER SEEN FANS LIKE THAT.>>I WAS TALKING TO OUR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND HE SAID IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE THE GYM HAS HAD THIS MUCH EXCITEMENT ON A TUESDAY OR THURSDAY NIGHT >>THEY HAVE GREAT REASON TO BE EXCITED AS BRAINERD IS EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS AND HAVE MANY YOUNG PLAYERS THAT CAN CARRY THEIR SUCCESS INTO NEXT SEASON. REPORTING FROM BRAINERD, ANTHONY SCOTT, LAKELAND NEWS.>>A LOT OF EXCITEMENT SURROUNDING THE VOLLEYBALL TEAM IN BRAINERD. THE WARRIORS ARE ON THE ROAD TOMORROW AS THEY TAKE ON SAUK RAPIDS.

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