Progress is the main focus for the Lady Knights volleyball team this preseason and they are showing plenty of positive momentum. 

JPII again tested themselves against some of the top talent in middle Tennessee last weekend competing at the annual Portland High School volleyball play day. 

During the seven hour day, the Lady Knights competed against five teams and at the end of the day walked away feeling as though they were a better team for it. 

“We had a really good show of progress as the day went along,” head coach Kim Shaver said. “We left there feeling positive about our day and feeling positive as we move forward into this week.”

The Lady Knights close out the preseason on Thursday against Macon County. 

“We are excited to start the season,” Shaver continued. “We have really good pieces that are starting to click better and we are excited about that.”

In the first game of the day the Lady Knights competed well against Springfield and then continued that positive momentum against Sumner County schools Gallatin and Station Camp High School. 

“Splitting with Gallatin was a positive sign for us and even though we lost to Station Camp, I thought we played much better against them than we did at our team camp at UTC,” Shaver continued. “The Station Camp match was really encouraging for us. We were so close in the first part and that was a win for us. For us to compete with them after playing them earlier in the summer and being much more competitive this go-round, I will take that as a sing of progression.”

The Lady Knights open their season on the road at DCA for a tri-match with the Lady Wildcats and Grace Christian on Monday, August 19. 

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