JV White Volleyball Crushes Hendrickson 2-0

By Yunoo Kim, Extras Editor

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  • Tayte Webster ’23 sets the ball for Allie Shepherd ’23 to hit. Webster’s position on the team is a setter.

  • Terin Score ’23 bumps the ball. Score is an outside hitter on the team.

  • Lydia Harris ’22 serves the ball. Harris served the ball four times during the second set.

  • Allie Shepherd ’23 spikes the ball over the net. Shepherd is a middle blocker on the team.

  • The Hawks miss the ball, scoring a point for Westwood. This was the last point the Warriors needed in order to win the game.

  • The Warriors hug after winning the game. They won the first set with a score of 25-15, and the second set with a score of 25-21.

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The JV White volleyball team won 2-0 against the Hendrickson Hawks away from home on Friday, Sept. 13. The match consisted mostly of short, quick plays, and the Warriors displayed swift communication. 

The Warriors held a strong lead over the Hawks for the entire first set with skilled serves and teamwork. Catie Duff ‘22 ended a long rally with a spike. Abbey Jennings ‘22 delivered two powerful serves consecutively, including an ace that the Hawks failed to receive. Allie Shepherd ‘22 also served five times in a row before a point went to the Hawks. The first set went to the Warriors 25-15.

“In the first set, our energy was a lot higher and we were really playing up to our level,” Aria Hegde ‘22 said. 

The Warriors started off the second set in high spirits, quickly establishing a lead. However, the Warriors played more tensely after the Hawks caught up. Lydia Harris ‘22 sent the Hawks a difficult serve, and the players held their breath as the Hawks managed to serve three times during the Warriors’ match point. Cassidy Denton ‘23 triumphantly delivered the last spike, and the Warriors won the second set 25-21. 

“We realized that after a few points they were trying harder and that we were playing easier,” Duff said. “Then we realized that this was not okay, and we moved back into the zone.”

The Warriors’ next game will be at home against the Vandegrift Vipers on Tuesday, Sept. 17.