(Cape Girardeau) The Valle Catholic volleyball team plays Blair Oaks in the Class 3 State Semifinals Thursday. Warriors coach Nancy Fischer says the Falcons are big up front but she hopes to counter that with quickness.

Fischer says there isn’t one particular thing her team has improved on throughout the season, rather an amalgamation of little things.

Having coached for over 30 years, winning two state tiles in the process, Fischer tells us what makes a championship team.

Valle and Blair Oaks take the court tomorrow (Thursday) at 2 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau in the Class 3 semifinals. The winner will play either Strafford or Notre Dame de Sion for a state championship Friday afternoon. The loser plays in the third place game Thursday night at 8.