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Forest City celebrates conference championship

One local high school volleyball is celebrating Tuesday's win while continuing to look ahead at the schedule.

Posted: Oct. 3, 2018 11:29 PM
Updated: Oct. 4, 2018 7:05 AM

FOREST CITY, Iowa – The confidence was there.

“We were confident with ourselves and we were able to just keep going and not let them get back or take a set,” said Cora Holland.

The Forest City volleyball team got to walk through the doors Wednesday morning as conference champions after sweeping Lake Mills Tuesday night.

“Last night’s win comes after a lot of years of the Forest City Indians chasing after a conference championship,” said head coach Lacy Jerome.

So now, the Indians finally get to add that conference title.

“This one is like…it has been a long time coming and we’re very excited,” added Jerome.

But, the Indians entered the gym knowing it wouldn’t be an easy contest.

“We typically play them the last game of the regular season and we usually go four or five sets with them (Lake Mills),” said Jerome.

So with all of the nerves and excitement came a lot of execution.

“Yeah, it was really exciting. We really focused on our passing and serve-receive because we knew they were really good, strong servers,” said Kelsey Koch.

As the regular season begins to wind down, the Indians begin to take a glimpse at the post-season and the improvements they need to make.

“I think we’ve been playing pretty well. A few times we have been a little inconsistent, but we’ve come together when we needed to,” said Holland.

They also hope to make some noise in the tournament.

“If we play to our ability, we can definitely play with some good teams,” said Koch.

“If we don’t make our own hitting errors and we have to force them to score on us, we will play really well as a team and give some of the bigger schools a good competition,” added Holland.

Forest City travels to Central Springs on Oct. 8.

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