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Forreston volleyball coach Lori Wellington starts season with 400th career win

Published: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 10:14 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 10:15 a.m. CDT
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Junior Emily Edler and coach Lori Wellington hug after the Forreston Lady Cardinals won the 400th game under coach Wellington's direction on Aug. 29. Photo by Chris Johnson
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The varsity Lady Cardinals gathered for a photo with coach Lori Wellington after the team earned a 400th win for the coach Aug. 29. Photo by Chris Johnson

Earning a 400th win was a great way to start of the season.

One win will not make the season but it made for an exciting start for the Lady Cardinals.

"It was pretty exciting and it was exciting to do it on the road against a team that I think everyone thought should beat us," said Forreston Coach Lori Wellington.

The Lady Cardinals were on the road against the Oregon Lady Hawks Aug. 29 and walked away with a match win in 2 games.

Both games were close contests with the score going back and forth.

The games were 25-15, 25-23.

"I am just proud of the girls because we just put a lot of work in this last week and it all came together tonight," said Wellington. "They did not let many balls hit the floor. They stayed strong when we were ahead and they fought back from behind."

The effort the girls put in to keep the balls off the floor is one skill the team has been working on during practice.

"We have been working on digs and stressing that no ball hits the floor," said Wellington. "We will keep working on it throughout the season."

Wellington said her team will enjoy the win but knows they need to look forward and prepare for the next opponent.

"I told them, none is picking us right now and you got to just show people what we got," said Wellington.

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