JV Orange Volleyball Outplays McNeil in Two Sets

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  • Blocking the ball, Olivia Hendricks ’24 and Grace McCluskey ’25 defend the Warriors, continuing the rally. The score was 11-10.

  • Blocking the ball from the defender, Ava Moncada ’25 tips the ball over the net. Moncada was able to find the hole in the court, leading the Warriors to win a point.

  • Helping her teammates, Harper Zoll ’25 bumps the ball for Olivia Hendricks ’24 to spike. The team’s communication skills allowed them to keep the ball in play.

  • Flinging the ball upwards, Harper Zoll ’25 serves the ball towards the net. Zoll’s successful serve led to a rally between the two teams.

  • Receiving the set from a her teammate, Olivia Hendricks ’24 spikes the ball over the net. The defenders were unable to stop Hendricks’ hit.

  • With full force, Mia Massey ’25 serves the ball. Massey was able to have continuous successful serves for the team.

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The JV Orange Volleyball team competed against the McNeil Mavericks on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The team won both sets, shutting McNeil down from any chance of a win.

The first set started with an aggressive offense and defense from the Warriors. Middle blocker Ava Moncada ‘25 scored the first point with a strong hit, and the team followed with nine consecutive points. However, the Mavericks soon caught on to their patterns, evening the score at 11-10. An ace by Taylor Thiemer ‘25, followed by consistent spikes from Mia Massey ‘25 and Tate McCarthy ‘25, helped the Warriors gain a significant point increase and win the first set.

The Warriors were able to start the second set off strong and catch the Mavericks off guard. However, McNeil was able to gain several points back during the duration of the game, coming close to the Warriors at the end. Harper Zoll ’25 showed strong leadership skills throughout the game by calling several plays and helping direct the back-line hitters during challenging situations. McCarthy kept the energy on the court by being vocal and committing to several dives. After a long and close match, Westwood eventually pulled off the win with a final score of 25-23.

“I’m excited we won,” Massey said. “I think we could have played a little stronger. The score ended up being a little close, but overall I think we did pretty good. Our energy was really high in this game, which definitely helped us a lot.”

The Warriors will compete against Manor on Friday, Sept. 23, at 5:30 P.M. at Manor.