Beyond the Boxscore: Serving errors don't bother Payson Seymour coach

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Sep. 13, 2017 12:01 am Updated: Sep. 13, 2017 11:36 pm

Payson Seymour was leading 20-19 in the first set of Wednesday night's match against Quincy Notre Dame in the Pit when Paige Perrine had a service error.

The Indians gave up another point before getting a side out, but then Tori Schieferdecker had another service error that gave QND a 22-21 lead.

Payson Seymour eventually rallied to win the first set 25-23 and win the match in two games, but the serving errors that might drive some coaches crazy don't bother Indians coach Teresa Loos-Tedrow.

"I don't get too hung up on service errors," she said. "We're an aggressive serving team, and we're going to make errors. It drives parents crazy, but they don't get how big (aggressive serving) is to our game. It can make a team that looks fantastic in warmups a little shaky in the game, and they can't convert. (Missed serves) are going to happen."

The Indians have 64 serving errors through the first 14 games, but they also have 84 aces. They're getting in 91 percent of their serves. Loos-Tedrow says that "go for it" attitude when it comes to serving permeates everything her team is trying to do.

"We've been working so hard on the mental aspect, regardless if it was QND or another good team," she said. "We missed some serves, but we remained calm. We missed some plays, but we remained solid. We played our game. Tonight was a big step for this team."

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