Macon East beats Morgan in three sets

Published 10:56 pm Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Morgan head coach Dana Bohannon talks to her team inbetween sets.--Daniel Evans

Morgan head coach Dana Bohannon talks to her team inbetween sets.–Daniel Evans

Morgan Academy head volleyball coach Dana Bohannon saw everything she wanted from a team in the Senators’ match Tuesday with Macon East — pinpoint serving, blocks at the net and great energy.

Unfortunately for Morgan, it was Macon East that showcased all of those qualities in a 25-10, 25-8, 25-7 sweep of the Senators.

“We are young and lack confidence,” Bohannon said. “[We had] missed serves, were not talking — just an overall lack of confidence in beating a team in that.”

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Bohannon said the Lady Senators (1-5) still have a lot of things to work on in order to get better.

“We need to be more consistent at serving, and better footwork on passing on serve and receive,” Bohannon said.

Macon East jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first set and never let up in a 25-10 win. The Lady Knights also jumped out to a 15-2 lead in the second set, but Morgan won four straight points to make the score 15-6.

Bohannon said it was good for her team to gain some confidence during the second set, but it didn’t last long as Macon East rebounded for a 25-8 victory to get back on track.

The Lady Senators had a tough time all day finding their footing against Macon East. Bohannon said confidence plays a big part in it.

“It’s very hard,” Bohannon said. “My girls walked in thinking they were going to lose and that is our first battle is believing we can beat teams like that,” Bohannon said. “

It didn’t take long for the Lady Knights to close out the match, as they won the third set 25-7.

While the varsity is struggling early, the Lady Senators’ junior varsity stayed undefeated Tuesday with a come-from-behind victory against Macon East. Bohannon and Caroline Averitt

“I’m sure proud of them,” Bohannon said. “It’s just a glimmer of hope for the program.”

Morgan Academy is in the middle of a stretch where the Senators play six consecutive games at home.

The Senators next game is Thursday against Clarke Prep.