Volleyball: Coach sets goal to win in regular-season play

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    As regular-season play comes to a close for the Horned Frogs volleyball team (17-12, 5-9), head coach Prentice Lewis only has one goal: to win.The Frogs go on the road this weekend to face the New Mexico Lobos (8-18, 4-10), and Lewis said winning is the team’s goal.

    “We’re going to play them at their house, which is always different,” Lewis said. “Our athletes are excited, and it’s down to crunch time for us.”

    Lewis said the players haven’t been focusing on one particular part of their game at practices, they’ve just been continuing to play to keep their skills up to par.

    Earlier this season, the Frogs shut out New Mexico in a 3-0 match at the University Recreation Center.

    Senior outside hitter Calli Corley said the upcoming weekend’s matches will be determinants for the Mountain West Conference tournament.

    “The last two matches are very important so we can get in a good position for the conference tournament,” said senior outside hitter Calli Corley said.

    Corley said she feels the Frogs have a good chance of coming out on top against the Lobos this weekend.

    “It’s always difficult to play on the road,” Corley said. “But we played there last year, so we know the court, and we know the atmosphere, and I think we have a good chance of winning.”

    Freshman outside hitter Lauren Otto said this weekend’s match will be a good time to show the true talents on the team.

    “I think it’s a good opportunity to prove to ourselves that we can play on the road,” Otto said. “Then we can come out confident going into the conference tournament.