Waukon volleyball team deals directly with impact of COVID-19 during 5-14 season

A 2020 campaign that started off so strong for the Waukon volleyball team with three straight match wins and four victories in the season’s first five matches eroded away to just a single win in the net Tribe’s final 14 matches, but carried even greater concern in the final two weeks of this fall’s 5-14 overall record. That concern went far beyond just volleyball and a win-loss record when a positive COVID-19 test from one of this season’s varsity players put the entire varsity team in quarantine for the final two weeks of the season, although all of those impacted came through that health scare with little more than just missed matches and school attendance.

“All season we had told the girls that we needed to coach and prepare them for being all-around players as this, of all seasons, could be one of sudden change,” the first-year mother-daughter coaching tandem of Rachell and Amber Adney shared. “We feel like we all knew in the back of our minds that playing together and being as close of a team as they were that when it hit one of them, this would mean they all would probably be out.”

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