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Sydney Davis, at net, stands ready as her teammate goes up for a spike. Photos by Nick Skoda

Troy volleyball played Capitol City and Warrenton in exhibition matches – two sets against each team – on Wednesday, August 28 at Warrenton High School.

The Trojans beat Capitol City over two sets 21 – 4 and 21 – 12. They beat Warrenton in both sets with scores of 21 – 11 and 21 – 12.

Coach Jessica Wilson said that she was very pleased with what she saw from her team.

"A few things that impressed me during our Jamboree was our ability to serve aggressive and consistent. This skill kept our opponents out of system and helped our defense read early where the setter was going with the second ball. I also thought our attackers did a tremendous job driving hard on their approach and finding the holes in the opponents block. This year we have been emphasizing playing fast and loud and on Wednesday the team continued to work those points until the very end," Wilson said.

Wilson also acknowledged that her team's performance wasn't completely flawless, as to be expected this early in the season.

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Allison Garrett serves the ball against Capitol City.

"I always believe their is room for improvement and the need to strive to be better. Heading into practice on Thursday, we focused on staying disciplined on our Serve Receive and our positioning on defense. We just want to make sure as we head into our season opener on Tuesday against Liberty that our first contacts are crisp and on target," Wilson said.

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Aubrey Cross serves up the ball. 

After the positive signs from the sets against Warrenton and Capitol City, Wilson said, "It should be a fun year."

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Olivia Mennemeyer goes goes up for a spike with her teammates watching on.

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