Girls volleyball defeats St. Ursula 26-24 in season opener

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer

Energy filled the gym as girls volleyball took on St. Ursula in their season opener.

Coming back from a first set of 25-22, the Comets won the next three, fighting to the very end of their fourth set with a score of 26-24. Starting off the season with such an exciting victory was a good setup for the rest of their year, said Varsity head coach Tiann Myer.

“It was a little shaky here and there, but overall it was a great win,” said Myer.

Even before the match started, the gym’s atmosphere was filled with cheers and enthusiasm. The middle school volleyball teams, both seventh and eighth grade, were acknowledged before varsity played. On top of the packed crowd from families, the Black Hole brought a large presence. Senior Black Hole leader Rodrigo Leon said he could feel the excitement from the crowd the entire game.

“That was the most intense game I’ve ever been to,” Leon said. “Everybody was on their feet after every point; it did not matter whether it was the beginning or the end. It was all just great.”

The team has high hopes for their season this year, said junior varsity player Maggie King. The girls work well together and have a lot of potential to win big, King said.

“Our goal is to win the GMC,” King said. “That is always our goal — and to go far in the state tournament this year.”

Myer said there is a lot of talent and leadership throughout the program, and has confidence in the girls as well. Starting off the season with a win is always exciting, but beating a private school in the sport they know best is better. The team hopes that this win helps to set a tone for the rest of the year.

“It’s exciting” said Meyer, “Any time you get a win off a Catholic school, you know something is going your way.”

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