Varsity volleyball has a 7-3 record, coming off a strong performance against a dominant Pomfret team on Hewett Day and a string of solid wins against Worcester Academy, the School of the Holy Child, and Cheshire Academy.
The team lost to Suffield Academy 3-0 on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Suffield. They beat Marianapolis Preparatory School 3-0 at home on Wednesday, Oct.3. They won against Williston Northampton School 3-2 Oct. 10.
On Hewett Day, Oct. 13, the team lost to a strong Pomfret School. They played well despite coming up short. “Pomfret has been our toughest opponent so far since they had some great middle hitters as well as some strong servers,” senior Captain right hitter Madi Henry said.
The team then travelled to Worcester Academy on Oct. 17 and won 3-0. They also won 3-0 on Oct. 20 against the School of the Holy Child and on Oct. 22 against Cheshire Academy.
Senior Captain setter Isa Raymond said the season is going very well and they have a wide range of players. “For a fairly new team we’re gelling and having a lot of fun,” Raymond said.
Henry said the team’s goal for right now is to stay strong and positive as they start to get into the middle of their season.
“Always come to practice with a positive attitude ready to work hard and support each other” senior Sydni Jett said.
Raymond said the team’s goals are also to move up on the ladder, beat Suffield on their home court, and become more consistent passers.
Henry said in her eyes, the biggest accomplishment so far has been taking a set against Pomfret School. “They were definitely a great competitor, and we had some great sets and plays against them,” Henry said. Raymond also agreed, saying they were a very strong team and we fought hard throughout that entire match.
Sophomore outside hitter Sydney Smith said the team’s biggest accomplishment has been playing heir best even against weaker teams. “Pomfret has been our toughest opponent so far since they had some great middle hitters as well as some strong servers,” Henry said.
Jett said that Suffield Academy is the team’s rival. “They are a strong team who play better at their home gym. This season it seemed like we weren’t in the right mindset to start the game off strong,” Jett said.
Raymond said playing Suffield Academy is always difficult for the team because of their rivalry and the determination the team has during those matches. “We all seem to get into our own heads during those matches, and that’s an obstacle we need to overcome,” Raymond said.
“I am looking forward to playing against some tougher competition as the season goes on as well as seeing us come and win as the underdog” Henry said.
Raymond said she is looking forward to finishing the rest of the season strong with a close team. “Volleyball is by far my favorite season and I just enjoy playing with my team. I’m also looking forward to Emma Henry returning as our setter, I think that will have a positive effect on the team during matches” Raymond said.
Jett said she looks forward to making it to the postseason with her teammates.