How does a team prepare for an opponent it has never seen because the two schools lie about five hours apart?
It can’t, albeit watching film of an opponent does helps some. So instead, that team’s best approach is to focus on fixing itself.
That’s what Class D-2 No. 2 seed Giltner has been doing leading up to Thursday’s 9 a.m. first-round match with the No. 7-seeded Leyton Warriors in the volleyball state tournament at Grand Island Central Catholic.
“I think in the game of volleyball, it’s always more important to focus on what you can take care of. We’re focusing on doing what we do and not so much what Leyton does,” said Giltner head coach Kurt Polt.
“When you go into the state tournament, you know you’re going to play somebody good. They wouldn’t be there if they weren’t, so you’d expect Leyton to be good in all aspects of the game. That’s why we turn it around and focus on what we have to do.”