The Lady Spartan volleyball team dropped both of its season-opening matches last week at home.
Richmond began the season with a 5-25, 8-25 loss to Excelsior Springs Tuesday night. Coach Rachel Jansen said it was not the way she was hoping the season would begin.
“It was definitely not the start we were all hoping for, as the girls have been improving so much in practice and excited about a new season and fresh start,” she said. “I told the girls after the match that they had 30 minutes to be mad, sad, frustrated, overwhelmed, or whatever negative feelings they had and then at the 30 minute mark, they were to get over it, let it go, and move on.”