The varsity volleyball team won 3-0 against Millennium High School at SCDS’s 15th fall Homecoming match, Oct. 17.

“I have been waiting to play at Homecoming ever since I started watching varsity games in sixth grade,” freshman Kyra Petersen said before the match.

“I’m shaking because I’m so excited.”

Students, teachers, parents, alumni and guests packed the gym to watch the girls warm up. A few sixth-grade boys helped shag balls while the players practiced hitting.

JV players officiated the match.

“I am anticipating the large crowd and happy atmosphere,” freshman JV player Nicole Moxon said before the match.

It was ref Tim Rilly’s first time reffing at SCDS.

“I expect to see some good volleyball, fair play and lots of fun tonight,” Rilly said.

There was a massive uproar from the crowd as the match began. Millennium’s libero, back-row specialist,  had excellent control of the back row and made an effort to get every ball. SCDS had a 4-point lead for the majority of the set and won, 25-17.

Millennium played more aggressively in the second set, but was unable to catch the Cavs, who won 25-22.

In the final set, the girls won, 25-15.

“It (the game) was really fun and energetic,” freshman Annya Dahmani said.

Students decked out in spirit wear and red-and-black paint chanted for the girls so loudly that the ref had to come over and speak to them. At the end of the game, the crowd quickly left to join the boys’ soccer game.

Varsity has only five more matches left before their playoffs at the end of the season.

The next match will be away against Valley Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.

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