Hawk Volleyball Update and New Schedule
A new schedule is one of the only knowable aspects to this year’s volleyball season as there has been a lot of changes for this season.
A new schedule below now has a 25 game schedule with no tournaments. Canyon Lake had 3 tourneys on their previous docket which can give teams 6 to 8 games. Those battles are best of three, but having them back to back can still give a team a sense of those best of 5 contests that are played when district starts.
“I was in panic mode and did not see the 5A and 6A teams starting later,” Head Coach Kim Clemons stated. “I had a back up plan but that made us needing a back up plan to the back up that we had worked out.”
Coach Clemons was thinking the no tournament situation would play out but not having those larger schools on the same date did away with scheduling with more of those type of schools not in the tournament situation. Two tournaments had the Hawks in San Antonio and San Marcos.
The Hawks usually start their games with a three team round robin but those were against a 5A and 6A schools. The Lake had other large schools on their docket like Smithson Valley which put a lot of question marks back on the games to play list with those lost battles.
“We just have to be flexible but I am still excited about starting the season,” Coach Clemons relayed. “I am just thankful we have a season and we have to be patient and flexible as a bunch of things are changing like the girls wearing masks on the bench.”
When asked about the team Coach Clemons gave her thoughts, “We have some solid returning starters and with K.T. (Kaiityn Cox), Kaylee (Moore), and Kylie Morgan leading the way as Seniors.”
Canyon Lake has a slew of Juniors that look to improve their game after finishing last season strong.
Megan Vorhis led CL with 278 kills last year with Olivia Robinson (153) and Addyson Andrews (84) ready to take up the slack after losing three seniors that finished the season with triple digit kills.
Last Year’s Seniors #Kills Caroline Kullberg 267 Kayla Wunderlich 163 Cassidy Felps 126
Hannah Harrison will have a chance to prove her worth after finishing with 42 assists and Moore led the returning players with 269 digs last year. Robinson was instrumental helping to keep a rally going finished with 248 digs.
Vorhis increased her blocks from her freshman year (66) to joining Anna Bettersworth as the only other Hawk to reach triple digits in rejections accumulating 104 last season.
On how the freshman look early on Clemons gave a quick response, “There was a majority of those girls that came up this Summer for Strength and Conditioning and they have a lot of size. It is still early but they are bringing some good energy to the gym.”
Hawk Volleyball will look to continue their dominance as the only team sport to have a winning record and with a decent campaign they can reach their seventh post season berth in a row.
Canyon Lake finished last season with a 23-18 record and Coach Clemons brings an impressive 173-106 all-time record for a 62% winning percentage.
The Hawks will have a scrimmage this Friday in Blanco and start their season at Lampasas next Tuesday. The first home game will be a 3 team round robin with Blanco and Peaster.
NEW & IMPROVED 2020 SCHEDULE Date School Time August 7th @ Blanco 10am August 11th @ Lampasas Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p August 14th Blanco/Peaster Varsity 10a/1p August 15th LaVernia/Stephenville Varsity 10a/1p August 18th @ Poth Varsity 630p JV 530p Fresh 430p August 21st Smithville/Lago Vista TBD August 25th Johnson City Varsity 6p JV 5p August 28th Ingram Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p September 1st Somerset Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p September 4th @ Blanco Varsity 630p JV 530p Fresh 430p September 8th Cuero Varsity 530p JV 430p Fresh 430p September 11th John Paul Varsity 6p JV 5p September 15th @ Burnet Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p September 18th Navarro Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p September 22nd Kerrville Tivy Varsity 6p JV & Fresh Davenport 5p September 25th Fredericksburg Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p September 29th @ Boerne Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p October 2nd Wimberley Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p October 6th @ Bandera Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p October 9th @ Davenport Bye JV 6p Fresh 5p October 13th @ Fredericksburg Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p October 16th Boerne Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p October 20th @ Wimberley Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p October 23rd Bandera Varsity 6p JV 5p Fresh 5p