Lady Tigers volleyball looking to improve in 2014

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @DeRonTalley
Second year head coach Nicole Berberet and the DHS volleyball team aims to double team wins in 2014.

Donaldsonville High School varsity volleyball only won three games in its 2013 campaign, so naturally, it’s immediate goal is to win more in 2014.

Second year head coach Nicole Berberet said the team has a chance do at least that with the leadership it returned.

“We’re looking a lot better at this point in the season than where we were last year,” Berberet said. “We have a lot of young girls and a nice mix of senior leadership so we’re hoping we can keep moving forward and improve on our record from last season.”

The Lady Tigers began this season with a couple tournament losses at Assumption, and lost their home-opener last week to White Castle. However in the home loss, DHS’ returning players showed their potential.

“We’re really happy to have a lot of returners coming back because it helps them gel and they all know where to be on the court so there’s a lot more cohesiveness from them as a team this year,” Berberet said.

In the home loss to White Castle, senior Ronaysha Jones and juniors Tyriel Riley and Kaylynn Foster led the team with three kills each. Sophomore Janira Collier led the team with four assists, while sophomore Joy Sullivan added two blocks to the Lady Tigers’ stat line.

Berberet said the slight improvement from DHS gives her an opportunity to watch the game and make corrections later.

“There’s a lot less work on me as a coach and I can watch and enjoy them playing the game and come out tomorrow and work on our weaknesses to get better,” she said.