Varsity Volleyball Triumphs Against Stony Point


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  • The Lady Warriors huddle together before starting the game.

  • Paige Etherington ‘17 prepares to serve the volleyball.

  • Annie Rose Leggett ‘17 and Tori Clitheroe ‘17 get ready to pass the ball.

  • Paige Etherington ‘17 sets the ball to a hitter.

  • Principle Mario Acosta celebrates after faculty serving contest.

  • The Tailgate Club cheers the team on.

  • Tori Clitheroe ‘17 goes up to block the opposing team’s hit.

  • Emily Low ‘18 hits the ball across the net.

  • The team discusses their game plan for the next set.

  • Head Coach Tara Nelson and the team have a great time during the game.

  • Annie Rose Leggett ‘17 prepares to set the ball.

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In their fourth district game on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Lady Warrior varsity volleyball team swept the Stony Point Tigers in three sets. With the earlier wins of the other volleyball teams and support from Tailgate Club and Westwood faculty, the varsity team was fired up for their game.

“We are here to support all the teams by getting crowds ready, serving food and creating a pleasurable atmosphere,” Cooper Carroll ‘17 said about the Tailgate Club who comes weekly to support the volleyball teams. “We like to have fun as we support our teams and school.”

The Lady Warriors started out strong in the first set. A four point serving streak from Tori Clithero ‘17 pushed the team up 6-2. With strategically placed sets by Paige Etherington ‘17, the hitters Annie Rose Leggett ‘17 and Cara Dolbear ‘17 were able to score from multiple kills. This allowed for the team to win the first set 25-19.

After a brief break the second set started out with strong defensive play by libero Mackenzie Downs ‘17. The girls stayed strong against Stony Point defense, pushing up 15-10, causing Stony Point to call their third time out of the game. Coming back into game play Rylee Davis ‘17 served an ace, giving the Warriors a further lead. With the energy still up the team won the second set 25-17.

“We didn’t drop any sets and had a good time,” Lauren Gregorcyk ‘18 said. “We didn’t play to the best of our abilities, but we pulled through. I think we need to start out strong and continue to play strong for our next games.”

This game night the Lady Warriors invited Westwood faculty to come and support them. There were multiple raffles for the teachers, and a serving contest that was won by Westwood’s principal, Mr. Mario Acosta. After the teacher activities, the third set began. Defense started strong in the third set with blocks by Cara Dolbear ‘17 and Ashlyn Hill ‘17 and also tip coverage by Remy Corbin ‘17. Later, setter Emmalyn Patterson ‘20 went into the game and executed several on target sets. After another Stony Point timeout Maggie Stout ‘19 slammed a hit down to win the third set at 25-13.

“I thought we played really well. We improved each set which was one of our goals, along with winning in three,” Head Coach Tara Nelson said. “A lot of the girls are taking leadership in timeouts and pointing out things we need to work on so we have really great senior leadership.”

The Lady Warriors volleyball team’s next game is on Tuesday, Sept. 27 against the Round Rock Dragons at Round Rock High School. Go Wood.