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Calumet volleyball practicing, ready to play

The Calumet volleyball team practices for the first time in over a month.
The Calumet volleyball team practices for the first time in over a month.(WLUC)
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 1:37 PM EST
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CALUMET, Mich. (WLUC) - The Calumet Copper Kings volleyball team is finally back on the court this week, and they have until next Tuesday to prepare for their quarterfinal matchup.

After a roughly 6 week break since the regional finals, the volleyball playoffs are finally resuming. Calumet began rapid testing for COVID-19 Monday, and after all girls tested negative, they hit the court.

Head coach Kate Bonacorsi says, she believes her team is mentally and physically ready; the challenge will be adjusting back to the speed of games, and it’s not a challenge that is unique to Calumet.

“We’re just going to try to keep our level of practice really competitive and really fast paced and high tempo,” said Bonacorsi . “We don’t really have time to be conditioning, we have to get back to doing our skill work and competing in match like situations. We’re going to do the best we can.”

“All of the other teams in the playoffs are still going through these same things with closures, so it’ll be about who works harder in the end,” said Calumet outside hitter Elli Djerf.

Calumet plays Beaverton in the quarterfinals next Tuesday, down in Houghton Lake.

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