A trip to Ell-Saline was just what the Marion High volleyball team needed Tuesday, picking up two match wins to wash away the sting of three Thursday losses.
The Warriors were competitive at Sacred Heart on Thursday, but lost two matches to the host school and one to Southeast of Saline.
“I think the girls knew we needed to come back bigger and better to prove that’s not the kind of team we were,” coach Brea Campbell said.
Marion squared off against Remington in its first match Tuesday. That the Lady Broncos were fresh off a loss to host Ell-Saline didn’t hurt, Campbell said.
“Remington’s always a tough match to start off with,” she said. “It was kind of weird not playing on either home court. I think playing them after that loss definitely played in our favor.”
True to the form they displayed at Marion Spikefest, Marion dispatched Remington in two games, 25-17, 25-21.
Ell-Saline was up next, and proved to be a good challenge.
“I definitely don’t think their record shows how good they are,” Campbell said. “They were a tougher team than we thought they would be, which was a nice surprise.”
The Lady Warriors were up to the test, winning the match 25-18, 25-11.
“We needed to get our confidence up again and we did,” Campbell said.
Marion will play in the Belle Plaine tournament Saturday.