With the high school volleyball regular season officially behind us, local teams are preparing beyond the game to have a safe and healthy postseason.
"Recently we've had a couple COVID-19 cases," said Tecumseh Senior Emma Holder. "Luckily none of our varsity girls have been out due to close contact. Just overall it has been difficult, but I think we've adjusted well."
"We're just trying to keep as many people ready as we can in each position in case someone does go out as a close contact or with the virus," said Tecumseh Head Volleyball Coach Katie Johnson. "It's been a lot of work, but I think we've done a pretty good job managing it. Luckily we haven't had a lot of cases here."
Tecumseh posted a mark of 20-3 this year and at one point won 13 matches in a row.
"We're just working really hard in practice," said Tecumseh Senior Lauren Brammeier. "The time that we get has been very minimal, so we're just trying to make use of every little bit of it."
"We've just been really focusing on just us as a team and trying not to focus on what they're doing on their side of the court," said Holder. "I just feel like we have a really good group of girls and we get along really well which helps during this."
However, the only thing that matters to the Braves now is how they perform this postseason.
"We've played all the sectional opponents and we've beat them all," said Holder. "We just need to go in there with a clean head like 0-0 and act like we haven't played them before and really just focus on our side of the court and on what we're going to do and where we're going to place the ball."
"Last year we won sectionals and we made it to the regional final," said Brammeier. "We're hoping to do kind of the same thing, maybe better, but we're just going to have to take it one game at a time."