Ladies’ volleyball is on the upswing. The team won three matches of 19 in 2012, four matches of 23 in 2013, and six matches of 24 last season, Amanda Krampf’s first as head coach. Despite last season’s record, new faces means new hope for a team that has historically struggled since the late 1980s. Turning youthful energy and inexperience into sustained success will be the key to improving the Ladies’ win percentage; nine of the 20 players on the Ladies’ roster are first years, while an additional six are sophomores. The Ladies could receive a boost from hitter Tierney McClure ’18. McClure led the Ladies in her first season with 234 kills in 30 matches and ranked second in service aces with 27; her play earned her an all-NCAC honorable mention. “We have a big freshman class, which has made practices more competitive,” McClure said. “The team looks really good this year.” The Ladies begin the 2015 season tomorrow with two consecutive games in Westerville; they face Capital University at 3 p.m. and Case Western Reserve University at 5:30 p.m.