Volleyball gains strong freshman class, hopes to improve in conference standings

Sara Levering, Sports editor

The Linfield women’s volleyball team is hoping for a season of growth and improvement with a strong incoming freshmen class and losing only three seniors from the previous season.

The Lady Cats were 10-15 overall and 7-9 in the Northwest Conference, placing 6th overall last year. 

Molly McTaggart, ‘17, is optimistic that the team is coming together well thus far and said that the team is more focused on their side of the net for now.

Some key players to keep an eye on are Tiana Reynolds, ‘18, a transfer from Centralia College as well as Taylor Petersen, ‘18, who is a newcomer to the Wildcats roster.

“Our goal is always to do better than we did last season and to reach our potential as a team,” Tiara Huffaker, ‘19, said about this year’s season. 

McTaggart agreed,“Our goals are to place higher than last year and work towards the number one spot so we can keep playing in November.”

In early September, they will head to Texas which will hopefully give them some good competition and assess what they need to work on to prepare for conference play.

The Wildcats have preseason starting Sep. 1, against Multnomah Bible College in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium, at 7 p.m.

Conference play begins Sep. 14, at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon at 7 p.m.