JV Volleyball Teams Victorious Against Hyde Park

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  • Colleen Wyrick ’21 smacks the ball back to Hyde Park.

  • Greta Marsden ’21 and Colleen Wyrick ’21 pass the ball back and forth, attempting to make it over.

  • Grace Neall ’21 overhand serves the ball.

  • Lauren Kelley ’21 passes the ball back.

  • Lauren Wood ’21 sets the ball back as two opposing players get ready for the ball.

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The Westwood JV volleyball team defeated Hyde Park 2-0 in their second match of the season this Tuesday, winning two out of three sets 25-11 and 25-16, respectively. In both sets, Westwood was able to gain and keep a sizable lead on their opponents through both strong serving and persistence during rallies.

“I think that they did a really good job executing the free-ball plays that we received,” Coach Brissa Ochoa said. “There were a lot of plays that we controlled as far as our first contact, which really helped us to execute the next play.”

While the JV Orange team is excited by its victory, they know that they still have many games ahead in the season, and are already preparing for the next game against Westlake.

“The biggest thing is, I want them to improve, and I want them to feel like they left everything on the court, like I want them to feel like they’ve given 100% effort,” Coach Ochoa said. “As far as winning, winning is always nice, but I really want them to feel accomplished after every single game that they play, like they feel fulfilled in their duty as volleyball player of the court or cheering — that they gave everything they had and that they actually feel that way instead of just going through the motions.”

The JV White team started their third game of the season well, finishing the game with a score of 25-18 against Hyde Park. The game was held in the auxiliary gym and lasted about 45 minutes.

“In the first set, I played right side hitter, and in the second set, I set. I could have communicated more with my teammates and plan to do that in the future,” Samantha Snow ‘21 said.

Though they won the game, the athletes are still striving to improve for the rest of the season.

“We could have passed better, communicated better, work together more, and work more as a team,” Abby Brueck ‘21 said.

The team won two out of their three sets. Overall, the game was a success, said to be a strong performance by the team and an intense game.

JV White Volleyball is currently preparing for their Friday match against Westlake, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.

JV Orange Volleyball’s next game is against Westlake, and will take place at the field house on Friday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m..