JV Orange Volleyball Defeated By Hays 2-0

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On Tuesday, Aug. 20, the Orange Lady Warriors played the Hays Rebels, but unfortunately lost 2-0.

“We lost that game ourselves,” coach Amber Hall said.  “I don’t think they beat us – we beat ourselves.”

Starting off strong, the Warriors won the first point of the game when the Rebels hit the ball out of bounds.  The team played very tough, with Kenna Williams ’22 and Catherine Rey ’22 playing especially well despite the team’s loss.  However, while the team was in the lead for the first half of the first set, the Rebels soon came back and ended up winning the first set 28-26 and the second set 25-18.

“That wasn’t our best performance,” Coach Hall said. “Up until now we were 4-0, now we’re 4-1.”

The first set included a lot of teamwork and excitement in the beginning. The girls were cheering each other on and some of the players made incredible hits and saves.

“I think one of the most exciting moments of the game was whenever we would get kills and as a team, we all got really excited together and cheered each other on,” Rey said.

The second set started with the Rebels scoring the first point. Hays was looking very strong in the beginning, but the Warriors caught up.  However, the Rebels were very determined as they soon brought the score to 21-16 and ended the set 25-18.

“I think we got a little hot-headed coming into this game because of our undefeated four [games] and we just had a lot of confidence.  That kind of affected us not really trying,” Rey said.

However, despite the game not going as well, two players seemed to shine among the rest.

“I thought Catherine Rey [did really good],” Coach Hall said.  “She stepped in from the right side and she did a really good job at filling the role that we needed.  Kenna Williams [did well too] – she has some good attacking.”

The star players listened to what their coach said and helped out when needed, but still felt the need for improvement.

“I thought [I played] okay,” Williams said, “but I still could’ve done more to help my team and brought our energy up.”

The Lady Warriors’ next game is against Cedar Ridge on Friday, Sept. 6.