On Wednesday, Oct. 24 the varsity volleyball team hosted Suffield Academy and came out on top winning the game 3-0.
This was the Wyverns second time facing Suffield Academy this season. They lost during their first matchup, so they were determined to win this one. “The team had the goal of winning in mind,” Head Coach Scott McDonald said. “This game just seemed a little bit more important.”
The Wyverns played extremely well and with great resilience, as they came back from a 6-15 deficit in the third set to win 25-22. Coach McDonald said this was the largest single set comeback he has ever been a part of.
On Saturday, Oct. 27 the Wyverns were unable to walk away away with a victory, falling to Miss Porter’s School in the last set 2-3. Going into this game the Wyverns knew they were the underdogs, as they were playing up a division, since Miss Porter’s is an A division team. The team still went into the game with a winning mindset and worked extremely hard. The only downside of the match was falling behind late in the game.
On Wednesday, Oct. 31 the team traveled to Loomis Chaffee School and lost 3-0. Loomis is one of the best teams in all of New England’s, so the girls had to work extremely hard to compete. Coach McDonald said that this game kept them honest, and motivated them to work hard and get a win in the next match.
On Saturday, Nov. 3 the girls won in fashionable style on their senior day, as they were won in straight sets beating Berkshire School 3-0. “We played solid volleyball for all three sets,” Coach McDonald said. This was an extremely well played match by KO, where they showed that they are the better team.
On Wednesday, Nov. 7 the varsity volleyball team won 3-1 against Canterbury School on the other team’s home court. They won this game in impressive style, and this win sealed a bid for the playoffs.
The wyverns concluded their season against MacDuffie School on Saturday, Nov. 10 where they were able to come out with a 3-1 victory. “We played hard and played together, which was super important against a team with a few very talented players,” said Junior Bella Leuschner.
This entire season for the girls varsity volleyball team has been one filled with improvement and great team chemistry. “We have a lot of talented players,” Coach McDonald said, “but this group works so hard together which makes them especially hard to beat.”
Senior captain Madi Henry said that everyone is cheering for each other, and that is why she loves volleyball. “My favorite part of being on this team is the people that I get to share the court with because they are the reason why I enjoy playing volleyball,” she said.
The wyverns will be playing against Pomfret in the playoffs on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Coach McDonald said that this team with how they have been working, the girls have a good chance of making the final rounds of the season competitive. The team has tremendously high hopes, as they are trying to top what they accomplished last year by making it further than the quarter finals.