Classes start today at Wichita State, giving the volleyball team the day off after a week-plus of two-a-days. When practice resumes Friday, coach Chris Lamb wants to do some serious work on settling his unsettled lineups.“It’s people playing themselves in and people playing themselves out,” Lamb said. “Continuity is awesome in this sport. So is Darwinism. I want (assistant coach Jeff Sanders) and I to have a couple lineups in our brain for Friday’s practice. And we’re just going to play them and watch and see how comfortable people look in their spots.”
Lamb isn’t sure how Saturday’s public scrimmage (4 p.m.) will unfold. “We might do a big drill, everybody in there together playing and see what fans think of that,” he said. “We’re still searching for things, and I want to use that time wisely.”Serving and passing continues to be a priority in practices. “It’s a work in progress, and it always is,” Lamb said. “Practice is the perfect word for serving and passing. It never ends.”Middle blocker Sarah McGee, an All-MVC pick as a junior, is on track for another strong season. “She looks happy,” Lamb said. “I think she knows she’s an exceptional volleyball player. She’s playing everywhere, and playing well.”Outside hitters Emily Adney, Camri Zwiesler and redshirt freshman Sam Sanders are playing well. “Sam is a competitive physical specimen,” Lamb said. “She’s learning how to be patient. She used to live and die on every play. Now I can tell she’s growing up.”MVC favorite Northern Iowa plays a schedule loaded with ranked teams.