volleyball team had a productive practice Wednesday afternoon.
As a result, the Wildcats had an even better match against Wayne Memorial Thursday night.
"After a very non-reactive defensive effort against Churchill Tuesday night (a three-game loss), our focus at practice Wednesday was to become more reactive on defense," said Kelly McCausland, following the Wildcats' three-game sweep of the Zebras. "We were able to work the dig-to-kill combo tonight.
Plymouth prevailed, 25-14, 26-24, 25-13, to improve to 17-6-1 overall and 4-2 in the KLAA South Division.
"Another one of our focuses tonight was to serve 100 percent," McCausland added.
Four players met the 100-percent serving challenge: Mariah Tesarz, Dani Risi, Katie Salo and Kelly Smoltz.
"Wayne is a much-improved team and I would like to give them credit for almost taking a set from us," McCausland said.
Along with perfect serving nights, the Wildcats' perfect foursome also contributed in other ways. Tesarz had 22 digs, Risi chipped in with 13 kills, Salo added 22 assists and Smoltz registered four blocks and four kills.
"Sophomore Jessica Scott stepped in as the setter for a few rotations and was 5-for-7 for assist with four blocks," McCausland added.
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