Volleyball team works around new gym roof

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By Andrew Reichmeier

Staff Reporter

areichme@jccc.edu

The JCCC Gymnasium is getting a face lift, but the new roof puts a spike in the Lady Cavs’ practice schedule. Women’s head volleyball coach, Jennifer Ei, and student athlete, Michelle Tennant, shared their thoughts on how the new roof is affecting the team.

Roofers worked Thursday to get the new roof ready for the JCCC Gymnasium in the coming weeks. Photo by James Howey
Roofers worked Thursday to get the new roof ready for the JCCC Gymnasium in the coming weeks. Photo by James Howey

The Lady Cavs are forced to practice in the auxiliary gymnasium as the new roof goes on the main gym.

“We would love to be on the hardwood [in the main gym],” Ei explained. “But they’re a very adjustable team, so they’ve done a really good job.”

The floor in the main gym is hardwood, while the auxiliary floor is a tile surface. The change of playing surfaces could be an issue, but Tennant downplayed the adjustment.

“It’s not really that big [of an adjustment],” Tennant said. “[The tile surface] gets slippery more often, but it’s not too much of a difference.”

The timetable as to when the new roof will be completed is unclear. The Lady Cavs host a tournament starting Friday, August 21st; Coach Ei hopes the main gymnasium will be ready.

Volleyball player Michelle Tennant works on a drill during practice. The Cavaliers open the season at home on Friday, Aug. 21, in the JCCC Tournament. Photo by James Howey
Volleyball player Michelle Tennant works on a drill during practice. The Cavaliers open the season at home on Friday, Aug. 21, in the JCCC Tournament. Photo by James Howey

“We were going to have it where we had one court [in the main gym] and three courts [in the auxiliary gym] but with the roof we’re not quite sure whether it will be finished or not. If that’s the case, they will move the whole tournament [to the auxiliary gym].”

 

 

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