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Aletheia. volume (None) 1977-1997, October 02, 1987, Image 8

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LADY CAVALIERS: OUTSTANDING TEAMWORK AND DEDICATION MINDY CLINARD The lady Cavaliers opened their 1987 Volleyball season on Wednesday. September 9 at Tusculum College. Despite loses against Tusculum and Maryville Colleges at this first match, the team has since been working on a comeback. On their home court, they have played Salem, North Greenville, Johnson Bible, Anderson, Tusculum and Spartanburg Junior College with l win and 5 loses. They defeated Queens College on the road In Charlotte on September 25th. The girls, led by sophomore co-captains Sonya Mills and Carol Fox, currently have 2 wins and 7 loses on their record. Alongside Head Coach Patsy Neal, the team Is under the strong leadership of Assistant Coaches Lou Johnson and Val Gin. who have much playing and coaching experience to contribute to the M-AC team. Supporting the team as this year's manager Is Senior Beth "Turtle" Westmoreland. Official score keeper Is Mindy Cllnard. Student line Judges for this season are Lori Reel and James Waldroupe. The record may show losses, but the playing shows great effort and great dedication. This year's team stands out as enthusiastic, hard working, and devoted to the game. Coach Lou Johnson commented on the attitudes of the girls. "There Is a great willingness to play together. The girls really work well toqether," The great teamwork Is evident even from the student body as a loud, enthusiastic crowd turns out at every home game. Faculty and staff are not excluded from the cheering sidelines. Our own Mrs. A has even been seen unable to contain her emotions on occasion during the tense games. The losses have been close as M-AC went Into overtime ending with a 21-19 score with Johnson Bible College after a strenuous match for the entire team. With the accurate serving of Sonya Mills and Carol Fox; the strong hitting of Tonia Com, Sherry Kocsis, Sonya and Carol; and the setting of Monica Jackson, the Cavaliers provenly held their own during play. Sophomore Cathy Yu and freshmen Grade Mann, Missy Clark, Margaret Spearman, Mary Narkates, and Lisa Varney also contribute to the team effort and excel In their own areas of strength. To have a successful season, not only must the team continue to be dedicated, but the fans must continually show their support. This young group of athletes, having only 3 returning players, have worked hard every afternoon preparing for this season. Let's help reward this effort by showing our support today at 400 as the annual Homecoming game Is played against Queens College. This will be thier fourth team played this week and the last home game of the season. Overwhelming fan support today can help boost optimism for the rest of the season for our outstanding lady Cavaliers. MONTREAT'S CAVALIERS HANG IN THERE FOR HOMECOMING FRESHMAN ROBBIE SHOFFNER AND SOPHOMORE Y0N6 LIM DO BATTLE ON THE FIELD FOR OUR CAVALIERS. KIM THOMPSON With the onset of Fall comes the Fall sports; soccer and volleyball. This year's Soccer team consists of many first time (at M-AC) players, giving Coach Fredrickson a lot of fresh blood to work with. These guys worked hard before the season began; running In the mornings and practicing In the afternoons. They played well In their 2 scrimmage games against UNCA and Warren Wilson College, They beat Warren Wilson College who Is In a higher league. The official season began on September 10th with a game against Catawba's J.V. team, which they lost 6 to I. Losing this first game did not dampen the team's spirit. Their first home game was next. They went headlong Into the game, which was against Anderson College; this was another lost game for our Cavaliers. The defense was very good as Knox Bridges and Scott Higgins blocked some 43 shots, letting only 11 by. Offensively, however, they did not come off as well leaving a final score of 11 to 0. If the team can keep their spirit and the support of the fans the Homecoming game on Saturday should prove to be an exciting one.

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