Close victory over Buckingham ends varsity volleyball’s losing streak

Varsity volleyball won their away game against Buckingham 3-2 on Oct. 11, despite having only six players.

Sophomores Emma Belliveau, Emma Brown and Maddy Judd couldn’t play due to the Mock Trial trip to Los Angeles and the Octagon trip to a state journalism convention downtown.

Varsity’s next game is away against Lutheran on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m.

The girls started off slowly in their first and second sets, 18-25 and 20-25, but picked it up in the third set and eventually made their way to victory 25-17, 25-17 and 15-12.

“(I) saw smiles and long rallies,”  assistant coach Sarah Song said. “Everything was jelled together.”

But what happened in the first two sets? According to sophomore Aidan Galati, the team still needs to work on passing.

“Our feelings were down. But the coaches told us we were still in it and that we were better than this.”

In the previous game, varsity lost against Sacramento Adventist, 1-3, because of dropped balls and poor defense. Head coach Jason Kreps planned on working on those skills during practice.

“(The training) definitely helped,” Galati said. “We did a lot of ‘stay low drills’ and conditioning—the ones that kill your thighs.”

The winning point was scored by sophomore Jenny Kerbs, who made a back-row hit.

“We were all screaming and hugging each other,” Galati said. We were just so happy.”


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