V-ball scrimmage at Marquette H.S.

The high school volleyball season is now underway. Teams will begin playing regular season contests next week.

In order to prepare for the quickly upcoming season, the volleyball programs from Negaunee and Marquette battled one another tonight in a scrimmage at Marquette High School.

The scrimmage gave both teams a chance to play in an environment that is as close as it gets to actually playing in a regular season match.

“This is a great opportunity for us to work on our defense and work on transitioning on and off the court,” said Annette Gleason, the Negaunee volleyball coach.

“The girls are learning the basic ideas of how to work at the varsity level. We have a lot of juniors this year, so they learn that transition a lot. I have a wonderful group of girls. They’re young with only five seniors, but I think we will do really well.”

“It’s nice to be in the gym against somebody rather than our own people. It gives us a better read on where we are in terms of our system and the aggression on our girls part,” said Mike Morgan, the new volleyball coach at Marquette.

“Getting in a scrimmage really gives us a chance to work on things. I’m really encouraged where we are at right now. We’ve got a really good, strong, aggressive group. We certainly should challenge for the GNC (Great Northern Conference).

The Miners will play in the Kingsford Invitational this weekend.