The Port St. Joe High School volleyball team continued to show improvement as the season reaches the midway mark, but wins are in short supply


The Port St. Joe High School volleyball team continued to show improvement as the season reaches the midway mark, but wins are in short supply.



Last Monday, Port St. Joe traveled to Wewahitchka and lost in five games in a competitive match 25-23, 12-25, 26-24, 20-25 and 10-15.



The following night, the Lady Sharks were at home against Franklin County, coming up short in four games, 25-19, 21-25, 17-25 and 24-26.



Sophomore Daphne Baptista, setter, is healthy again and ready to practice, said Coach Wayne Taylor. Baptista has been out with a fractured fibula since FSU camp in July. 



“She’ll definitely be another asset to the team,” Taylor said.



The team serving percentage is improving.  Against Franklin County the Lady Sharks were 98 percent as a team with only two serving errors. 



“Again, getting that first pass seems to be our hardest hurdle to clear,” Taylor said. “With 13 digging errors and 18 receiving errors, you just can’t expect to win a close match by giving away 31 of the points.



“Each match seems to be showing more and more signs of improvement.”



The Lady Sharks were at Blountstown on Tuesday as the second half of the season gets underway.