After losing to Andale and Clearwater on Tuesday night, the El Dorado volleyball team fell to 1-7 on the season, but head coach Alyssa Rawlings has seen signs of improvement that the Wildcats can build on in the weeks to come.

“We still just need to iron out a few things,” said Rawlings.

“Even though we still have quite a few with varsity experience, we're still young and learning so much about the game. Connections are beginning to happen, and we're showing signs of playing as a family now, which I didn't see last week.”

Tuesday night, the Wildcats were adjusting to a new 5-1 formation.

“It seemed to work pretty well after the first set against Andale,” said Rawlings.

The Wildcats opened with a 13-25 loss in the first set against Andale. In the second set, El Dorado jumped out to a 8-1 lead, but Andale chipped away at the lead and eventually came back to win by a score of 25-22.

El Dorado took clearwater to three sets, but eventually fell by scores of 25-18, 27-25, and 25-20.

Carly Clennan led the Wildcats with 18 kills on the night.

El Dorado will continue their season with a trip to Winfield on Tuesday, Sept. 11.