LANCASTER - Two days into the new season, it's easy for Dennis Custard to see where the trouble starts for the Garrard County volleyball team.
There are so many new players on the floor for the Lions, it stands to reason there are a number of things they need to work on. But everything in this sport starts with the serve, and Custard, the Garrard coach, said that's the first priority for his team's progress.
Poorly placed serves proved costly for Garrard Tuesday night, when Madison Southern erased the Lions' early lead and went on to a 25-21, 25-20 victory. Custard said that has been the case in each of Garrard's two matches and two scrimmages.
"Our serving has killed us all year," he said.
The Garrard coach said his team is simply making things too easy for its opponents.
"We've got to continue working on serves, serves, serves," Custard said. "We don't even get a chance to play. They don't even have to work for a point."