Month: October 2012

Beamer Ends Season on Winning Note!

Our talented team came to play Tuesday night against cross-district Federal Way.  Our match was “Senior Night” for the Eagles and I have to give “Kudos” to the trio of Federal Way students that sang the National Anthem “A Cappella” style.  It was excellent!

Our kids played great!  Sophie Miller was obviously pumped to play her last match in a Beamer uniform, she paced the team with 60 assists, which I am sure is a Todd Beamer record for a single match!  Sophie also sealed the win on the last play of the game, with an attack Kill from the right side on Kelsey Milholland’s assist. Both our offense and defense was on track as  we collected 68 kills and 15 aces on the night and passed 2.1 as a team.   Beamer won 3-1, with scores of 25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17.

This was definitely a good way to end our season.  We have been a pretty inconsistent team all season long, but I will say that when we pass well – we are a “very, very” good team!  Nice job Lady Titans – we’ll definitely miss our 5 seniors and wish them the best as they complete the rest of their senior year and prepare for their next step forward!  We look forward to what our talented returning players will do as they take over leading our volleyball program!

Beamer gets much needed win!

Our Beamer volleyball team got back on the winning track against the Christian Faith School Eagles on Friday. After losing a close 5 set match the night before against Bethel, it would have been easy to let our guard down against the cross town small school, who brought many of their fans to celebrate Homecoming in our gym. Although we were noticably tired from the night before our players were still able to outmatch the eagles 25-13, 25-17, 25-19 to win in straight sets. It was a much needed win for our program that has struggled in the very tough South SPSL.

Senior Night!

Last night we honored five incredible young women that have put a lot of time, dedication and committment into the Beamer Volleyball program over the past 4 years! Congratulations Sophie Miller, Chloe Mensching, Tatiana Dixon, Gwen Foisey and Kelsey Milholland!  I can only speak of their last two years in the program but each one of them has tremendously improved their level of skill and have grown in their leadership qualities. I am proud to have coached all five of them these past 2 years and look forward to great things as they continue to prepare for their next step forward in life.

We put forward a great effort in our match against Bethel but fell just short in the end.  Our Seniors played a big part in displaying a “never give up” attitude as we found a way to force Game 4 after being down 0-2 and then found a way to force Game 5.  We found ourselves battling to the very end. Final scores 15-25, 16-25, 25-18, 25-23, 12-15. I am proud of the effort our entire team gave last night! It was definitely an exciting game to be a part of.

Loss to Curtis puts Beamer in a very tough spot!

We started flat (does this sound familiar?) and it was looking like we were going to let the inevitable happen and allow Curtis to serve us off the court and sweep us in the match.  We were down 0-2 going into game 3 and our Seniors decided they wanted to play – we won game 3 and quite frankly played some of our best volleyball of the season.  We had a hard time playing catchup with Curtis in game 4 but did manage to put up a little bit of a fight.  We left Curtis with a 1-3 loss (17-25, 15-25, 25-18, 16-25) knowing that chances of getting to the playoffs are just about done, barring major upsets over the SPSL somehow creating a three way tie for 5th and us sweeping our remaining 3 league matches.  I guess there is a part of me that just says, “Keep Fighting” until you can’t fight anymore!

Lost to Rogers!

We have been a very sporadic team this season. When we play well – boy do we play well! But when we play bad – sometimes it looks really bad. We have yet to find a way to play consistent all match long. We lost to Rogers at home on Monday 16-25, 25-18, 24-26, 22-25. We seem to struggle closing games and ultimately winning matches. Time is running out and any more losses it will start to look pretty bleak to reach our goal to be the first Beamer Volleyball squad to make the playoffs.

Rise Above!

It took me awhile to figure out what to say about our home match against GK. We did almost everything right in our preparation and really felt like we were ready to pull off an upset against a team we have never beaten before in our school’s history. We came very close losing in five sets 2-3 (25-22, 23-25,25-12,15-25,10-15). About the only thing I can say that isn’t positive was that we didn’t win the match. We played exceptional at the net, we passed very well in games 1, 2, 3, and the last half of game 5. We came out strong, we were pretty focused, we had lots of energy, we forced the tempo of the match and many of our players had very good individual contributions to the team, we even found a way to not give up on our team and finished strong after being down big in game 5. So, how did we lose this match? I believe that Coach Buck said it best, we are right there at the point of breaking through – but we have to “RISE ABOVE” even our own expectations if we want to start pulling out these wins. We will prepare the same way this week and try to bring the same energy and focus to our next home match against Rogers… and we are going to take it one point at a time, one game at a time, one match at a time…. and hopefully we will “Rise Above” this next time!