Nashville Christian’s JV middle school volleyball team finished their season last Monday night against Friendship Christian Academy. The girls lost the game, but had victory over the opposing team in the first half. This game was the second game against FCA this fall season.
7th grader Logan Perry said, “I feel like we lost like winners and were good sports. I feel like we tried our best”
It is not only Perry’s first year on the NCS middle school volleyball team, but her first year playing volleyball, in general. She and her team of other middle schoolers, 6th and 7th graders, played 12 games this season, including the this last game against FCA. Their other games were against teams like Donelson Christian, Davidson Academy, and Mount Juliet Christian Academy. The Lady Eagles lost these games, but they improved their skill as the season went on.
Perry said, “We made sure that we were well conditioned and we had hard practices that were very strict so that we would know what we were doing in a game.”
The team practiced every day after school, sometimes during elective time at school. Practices would run to 4:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays would run to 3:15. On game days, the JV girls would not only play their games, but stay to cheer on the varsity team.
Perry told us her thoughts about the varsity girls. “They were stronger than us and had more energy and had better technique.” Perry also told us about why she desires to be on the varsity team. “Because they are like the dream team.”
The team finished their season out strong. Perry and her teammates are ready for another year.