Volleyball is digging up success


Amor-Leigh Wilson, Review Staff

Feature Photo By: Amor-Leigh Wilson – Seniors Melony Erly and Trinity Stevenson get prepared to block a hit from the other side of the net. The volleyball team will have another home game against Gateway at 6:30 pm tonight, the 3rd.

Coming off of a handful of losses, the varsity volleyball team continues to show growth as the season goes on. They’ve won seven games thus far including their last three against Brighton, Aurora Central, and Hinkley.

According to senior Trinity Stevenson, “[The game against Brighton] was a great win. The best win actually…” then adds, “I still feel that we could improve on passing, serving, and our overall attitude. Making sure we don’t get down when we mess up.”

Playing against Brighton on September 9th brought the ladies their first big win, since the loss against Dakota Ridge took place only a week before.

During practice, sophomore Leslie Garcia begins to serves the ball over the net. Garcia is one of two sophomores on the varsity team along with Sierra Hunt. (Amor-Leigh Wilson)

The ladies’ continuous preparation for the Brighton game set them up to win 3-1, bringing their overall record up 5-5. The ladies then took down Aurora Central and Hinkley soon after, ending both matches 3-0 and adding 2 more wins to the overall score.

The fall season has added some new players to the roster this year, notably sophomore Leslie Garcia. This year being Garcia’s first year on the varsity team, some say she has truly earned her spot. Out of all 93 serves she has played this season, 87 of them have been successful and she has a kill percentage of 44.4.

Leslie Garcia adds, “I contribute to the team in a way that I am always trying to get them laughing. I try to avoid any awkward situation at practice by making everyone laugh. I always try to bring about positive vibes.”

When asked about how her age defines her spot on the team Garcia comments, “I don’t think my age is an issue. I think that if you bring something to the table then age shouldn’t matter.”

Garcia as well as her other teammates will have their next match on Rangeview’s home court against Rangeview’s rival school Gateway at 6:30pm.

Junior Cheyanne Boe, rightside hitter, commented “We had a rocky start this season but I do feel that we are improving. Winning [against Brighton] was amazing and it made me realize the amount of potential we all have as a team.”

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