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Northwest splits first two matches

By Mary Wendell | Published Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Northwest Lady Texans volleyball team is young – and with seven players competing in their first varsity match against Flower Mound on Tuesday, it showed.

”I think they were real nervous the first game,” said head coach Dayna Horak.

The team dropped all three sets in its first match, losing 9-25, 19-25 and 14-25.

During the second match against Prosper, the team was more comfortable, winning in three sets, 25-12, 25-15 and 25-23.

“We were just more aggressive on the court,” said senior Brooke Berryhill.

Berryhill was an apparent leader on the court the second game being one of the kill leaders. Another senior, Brianna Barnhill, also took the lead on the court.

Defense was led by libero Brooke Martin.

While the team is young, Horak is figuring out how to get the wins.

“Get them playing as a unit, and they’ll do well,” Horak said. “They just have to relax and play. We’re communicating well on the court and covering.”

Berryhill thinks the team will do well for another reason.

“I think it helps that we’re all friends off the court,” she said.

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