The North Putnam volleyball team fell to Bethesda Tuesday in three games 25-16, 25-11 and 25-11.
According to head coach Jill Schreiber she saw bright spots on the night, but overall she was disappointed with the effort from her team.
"This was a new team on our schedule and a very beatable team. We had a couple girls step up and play different roles on the team tonight and did a great job," Schreiber said. "As far as the team, we didn't come to play. Individuals played well but overall as a team played horrible. I can get them ready to play by teaching them the fundamentals of the game, but when it comes to playing for the team, we lack that fundamental skill."
Schreiber said the team has talked about how to make their teammates look better and how each player can do her job. But she has yet to see that happen.
"We still do not understand how to play as a team," she said. "If we could learn to use our individual's talents to improve the team and work together we would win more games."
Thursday the Cougars will travel to Cloverdale for a match, but there's another focus for the contest. Both teams have raised money for cancer research.
"We play in the breast cancer match, also a conference game, against Cloverdale on Thursday night at Cloverdale. This is a big game for us, and we have worked hard to raise money for the breast cancer foundation and our pink uniforms we will be wearing," Schreiber said.