Sylvan Hills coach Harold Treadway got almost what he asked for on Tuesday night, except a good start and a win when his volleyball team traveled to Vilonia on Tuesday night and suffered a three game sweep 25-13, 25-21, and 25-23.
“We played three games, and one and a half we played well,” Treadway said.
Coming off a three-game sweep of Lonoke, and a three-day weekend, the Lady Bears’ game one was described by their coach as “ugly”.
But by midway through game two, they started showing some life.
“We played really hard,” Treadway said, “and had a chance to win the third game. Started playing really well.”
Treadway said that the Lady Eagles, who reside in the 5A-West, are a good team, but a big factor in Tuesday’s loss was unforced errors.
“We over passed a lot into their middle,” Treadway said. “We hit the ball out of bounds a lot, missed a lot of serves.”
Treadway coined Tuesday’s performance as “uncharacteristic” and clearly “took too long to get started”, but also said that it’s time to turn his team’s focus toward conference play which starts with Little Rock McClellan on Thursday and tournament play on Saturday.
One thing that Treadway took from his team’s play was that they didn’t go away from Vilonia’s gym quietly.
“If you are going to go down,” Treadway said, “you go down swinging, and I believe that’s what they did. They put themselves a chance to win the third game, and maybe go into a fourth game.”
“They didn’t play hard the entire match, and they didn’t play hard quickly enough.”
“Can I point and say, we played a good team and we lost?” Treadway said.
Time to move forward. Time to play Thursday. Time to get back into the win column for the second time in a week’s time.