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A year older and wiser, Lady Demons prepared to add to volleyball success
L-E JUNIOR KAYLA CARRAWAY has her choice of which volleyball to return as she takes part in a team drill during Mondays practice. The Lady Demons open the season with a tournament at Carolina Forest on Saturday.
Comfort can be found in a favorite pair of broken-in shoes or, a home-cooked meal.In the case of the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team, it is the familiarity with your head coach and, the coach knowing her team.A year ago at this time, the Lady Demons were getting to know first-year head coach Jessica Mullins, whose first high school job found her coaching at the 4A level and replacing Susan Morris, who put L-E volleyball on the map and into the playoffs in each of her six seasons at the helm before leaving the post to devote more time to her family after the 2010 campaign.All Mullins, who took over the L-E job after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, would do in her varsity coaching debut was to lead the Lady Demons to a second-place finish in ultra-competitive Region 4-4A and a first round state playoff victory over Gaffney.What will Mullins and her squad do for an encore? That is a question which will be answered over the course of the next seven to eight weeks. One thing which the Lady Demons’ boss knows for sure is that as she enters her sophomore season at the head of the bench, things are going along more smoothly now that she has been around the block once, so to speak.“It’s definitely much easier.