Strong season expected for volleyball team

Riley Johnson

Great things are coming this season
from the IVCC women’s volleyball team.
“We have goals for this season and
want to make it as far in post season as
possible,” said coach Erin Polte. “I want
my team to be better than what they
started.”
Polte also mentioned that Sophomore
standout Kaitlyn Edgcomb is ready to
bounce back from a red-shirt season last
year
“Kaitlyn is the most experienced
player on the team, [and] she will do really well in the middle and has a lot of
responsibilities this season on the court,”
said Polte
Polte also is expecting a strong season from freshman defensive specialist/
libero Gertie Savitch.
“[Savitch is] showing amazing talent during practice and I am expecting
amazing things from her during games,”
said Polte.
Polte is expecting a very fun and
competitive season this year, especially with two healthy setters. She is also
prepared for a tough competition in the
conference with Sauk Valley and Carl
Sandburg with their returning sophomores.
Sophomore Kate Vigars adds that she
expects herself to improve from tough
last season knee injury.
“[I want] to work on making every
set hittable and working a lot with the
middles,” said Vigars.
She also adds that this season she is
excited to play teams like Lincoln and
Carl Sanburg because of the tough competition, along with long-time rival Sauk
Valley.
“She wants less errors than last season,” her teammate Mallery Pearson
adds.
They continue wanting to beat rival
Sauk Valley.
Pearson is going through an ongoing shoulder injury since the beginning
of the summer. She expects to be “game
ready” for this upcoming weekend tournament in Rockford.
The Illinois Valley Eagles will face
Kirkwood Community College, Spoon
River College, Glen Oaks Community
College and Bryant & Stratton College
this Friday and Saturday at the McHenry
Community College Invitational.

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