As the summer wraps up, Timber Creek’s volleyball team has started preparing for their upcoming season.
Wasting no time, the team started practicing Monday, Aug. 1 and had six scrimmage matches that weekend playing three games Friday and three games the following day. The girls’ varsity is already starting on a positive note by defeating everyone they were matched up against for the weekend.
After having a losing record last season and not having the opportunity to compete in the playoffs, this is a great start for the varsity as they prepare for upcoming tournaments and non-district play that started August 23 — the first day of school — against Cedar Hill High School. The ladies came up with big victories against Cedar Hill on Tuesday, adding to early season successes.
With Timber Creek being placed in a new district with unfamiliar opponents it doesn’t make their ultimate goal of making the playoffs any easier. Weatherford, Abilene, and Haltom are the new schools that all sports programs for Timber Creek will be facing off against during their seasons.
Varsity Head Coach Erin Wood is ready to have a bounce back season. Wood says her goal is to be among the top four teams in the district to clinch a playoff spot. The longer hours spent in the gym and the chemistry between the girls and seven returning seniors with experience at the varsity level, Wood thinks they are well prepared to meet that goal.
“This is my 11th year to coach, and as far as teams go, this is the best group of girls I’ve ever had,” Wood said. She says the girls work hard and know how to get it done on the court and are “great people.”
Wood wants her team to feel like they were a part of something bigger than themselves and to know how it feels to be successful in this sport.
Timber Creek Sports Network will begin live coverage of varsity volleyball games on Sept. 13. See the dates and opponents listed below.
- Sept. 13, 2016 – Timber Creek Varsity Volleyball vs. Weatherford High School – Broadcast begins at 6:15 p.m.
- Sept. 27, 2016 – Timber Creek Varsity Volleyball vs. Keller High School – Broadcast begins at 6:15 p.m.
- Oct. 11, 2016 – Timber Creek Varsity Volleyball vs. Abilene High School – Broadcast begins at 6:15 p.m.
- Oct. 18, 2016 – Timber Creek Varsity Volleyball vs. Fossil Ridge High School – Broadcast begins at 6:15 p.m.