Volleyball has high hopes for 2022 season

By: Matthew Revels, Sports Editor

Besides new classes, faces and professors, fall brings the start of a new year of Newman sports. One team off to a promising start is women's volleyball, led by new coach Marisa Compton.

The team’s first two tournaments ended with records of 3-1 and 2-2. This week, the women started a home series with a match Tuesday where they lost 3-0 against Drury. The match was hard fought, and the Jets made long point runs at the end of each set that got them nearly to victory.

Next up: The Jets take on Missouri Southern on Friday at home in their first conference bout of the year. The game is at 6:00 pm in Fugate Gymnasium.

Junior Outside Hitter, Olivia Parsley, said she is confident the team will only continue to improve.

“I am excited for this new team and all the new people we have added to the roster,” she said. “I feel like we’ll have a good season. We have a really solid team and a new coach who should bring new things that will help us win.”

Last year, the volleyball team finished with a record of 9-17. “We really need to work on staying the aggressor,” Parsley said. “We can win the first set or two, and then we need to keep our foot on the gas.”

PHOTO: Courtesy photo, Newman Athletics