The varsity women’s volleyball team started and finished strong, ultimately securing a victory for MVHS. Even after losing steam in the third set, the team executed a clean and successful match.
Despite lacking the home advantage, MVHS beat Homestead 3-0. As a result, their record for the year is 19-2.
The first set gave MVHS a good start as the plays and serves were smooth and well executed. The set ended in a 9-25 win for MVHS.
“We played a really clean game,” said MVHS volleyball coach Katie Johnson, “We didn’t make a lot of mistakes in the first game. [error]which is about as clean as any game you can play.
In the second set, MVHS continued to execute good plays and made some good defensive blocks as well. The team kept the energy from the first set and won 11-25.
Johnson was proud of her player’s hard work and consistency. She particularly credited Lyric Manson and Millie Kopp for some outstanding pieces.
[Manson] was particularly impactful on the block, which we needed against this team that seems to have its most improved player on the block. Having that medium-medium formation was really important for us.
After the second set, MVHS started to lose momentum. Homestead’s intermediate players helped them get more points than previous sets, allowing Homestead to gain ground.
“Homestead is a really well-trained team,” Johnson said, “And so for us to work as hard as we did and do as well as we did was really exciting.”
However, MVHS held on to their lead, and even through a few small mistakes, managed to finish strong with a 20-24 score in the third set.
“And in the third game, you know, we maybe ran out of steam a bit but we still finished, which is great,” Johnson said, “I’m just proud of them, they did really well. tonight and it’s good when everything goes according to plan and when they perform.