Mecca Pride ends season on strong personal note

It was a season of growth for Mecca Glen’s junior girls’ volleyball team.

Meagan Boulton spikes the ball back over the net during the Mecca Glen girls’ last volleyball game of the season

Meagan Boulton spikes the ball back over the net during the Mecca Glen girls’ last volleyball game of the season

It was a season of growth for Mecca Glen’s junior girls’ volleyball team.

Mecca Glen Pride played their last league game on Tuesday, Oct. 21 and while they did not win any of the five sets they played against Bluffton, it was a hearty effort complete with high spirits.

“It was a good game, we really improved,” said coach Amanda Nickerson.

“Their serving has really improved and they’re working really good as a cohesive team,” she added.

While the Bluffton Stingers had a tough offensive game,  Nickerson feels her girls put up a strong defense, and a good number of powerful and well-placed serves kept the team on the board with one set a close 10-15 loss.

With only three veterans on the team, as well as three Grade 6 players, Nickerson says the goal she set for the season was to see steady improvement in the girls’ skills.

The older players stepped into the leadership roles to take control of the games. “The Grade 9s fostered the Grade 6’s confidence,” said Nickerson.

“Their confidence has really improved,” she added.