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Blossoms Volleyball Hits Campus

Will Collins
Sports Editor

Photo by Will Collins
Playahz — Amie Kronk (left) and Amanda Sayre lead the Cotton Blossoms into new territory by playing volleyball.
   The University of Arkansas at Monticello’s volleyball team, the Cotton Blossoms, will play host to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Lady Lions on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Steelman Field House gym.

   In there earlier season matches, UAM composed an overall record of two wins and seven losses. In hopes of completing a successful season, juniors Amanda Sayre and Amie Kronk are both excited to be the first at UAM to step up to the challenge.

   Kronk, who could have easily been in California, Florida or South Carolina, received her call about two weeks prior to report day when she decided the UAM could be a nice fit for her.

   The native of San Antonio, Texas, went to Frank Phillips Community College before transferring here to eventually team up with Redland Community College graduate Sayre.

   Sayre, a native of Del City, Okla., seems to think that the team played well at the University of Louisiana at Monroe but feels that the teams still needs a little bit more time to bond, knowing that the team is still in a learning phase.

   “The more we play together the better, but still if you can’t practice in a game situation how can you play in a game situation,” Kronk said.

   With the team not being deep, the Blossoms are constantly forced to play at their best in order to beat one of the other teams. With conference play beginning Sept. 20 in a match-up against Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, the team is hoping to maintain at least a general idea of starters and potential rotations by then.

   With UAPB and other matches next week, in which the team travels to play two teams at the University of Central Arkansas, the short time loss of Heather Bell to a rolled ankle could be minor to the team. With the addition of all-sport star Gemma Gibson who currently participates with UAM softball and women’s basketball, this season should make out to be an exciting one for the Blossoms.

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