Varsity Volleyball takes tough loss
Jordan Vellmure, Reporter
The varsity girl’s volleyball team took a hard loss against the Allen Park Jaguars at Allen Park last night, with the Jags taking all three sets, putting their league record 7-4.
The first game started off close and quick, with both teams winning back-to-back points. Allen Park eventually took the lead of 18-14 with some unstoppable kill shots on both sides.
Senior captain Madison Hamilton helped the team fight back with two aces and two kill shots in a row.
“The team played the best we could; the game is a lot of mental strength and we kind of lacked that,” Hamilton said. “Overall everyone hustled, there was a body on the ground every time a ball touched. I’m proud of them [the team] and the effort [we all] put in.”
The Bear’s effort wasn’t enough and they eventually lost the first game 25-21.
While trying to overcome the first game setback, the Bear’s offense came off strong but were unable to keep a streak. They were helped by Allen Park’s miscues which kept the score close at 5-4 Bears.
Some missed blocks were Wyandottes weakness, which allowed Allen Park to steal their momentum and take the lead 12-8.
Senior hitters Katie Thorington and Julia Janeski made some crucial hits to keep it close in the second game.
“I strive to be a hustle player above anything else and I think I succeeded in that aspect in my performance,” Thorington said. “I try to be the one people can look to for leadership and positive vibes, but sometimes the negativity is too hard to pass… until we get past it [the negativity], it's just a mentality issue for us.”
Unfortunately the defense couldn’t keep up with Allen Park’s hitters, and Wyandotte fell in the second game 25-17 Jags.
To start off the third game, Allen Park came out flat and turned the ball over many times, which gave the Bears an opportunity to make a comeback.
Wyandotte couldn’t keep the streak alive and eventually let the Jags back in the close game.
Although the Bears had good some plays, they ultimately couldn’t block the Jags’ hits and lost the third game 25-19.
Assistant head coach Megan Fronzcak thinks the team played well, but didn’t go the way they wanted.
“I liked that we were aggressive, and had people talking and having positive energy out on the floor up until the last point,” Fronzcak said. “It’s hard when you’re down six points in the third game when you’re already down two games... I think they did a really good job with trying to push each other throughout the whole match no matter what the score was.”
Even though they lost this game, the Bears and Jags met earlier this season at Wyandotte where Wyandotte went home with a convincing win.
Senior captain Miranda McNiven thinks the location of the game played a huge factor in the game last night.
“Everyone is going to give us their best game, especially making it harder that we were in their gym tonight,” McNiven said. “It’s always a hard game, and it’s supposed to be one of our most exciting... I don’t think we showed up like we should have.”
Hopefully the trend McNiven described changes before Districts where the girls will play Woodhaven at Woodhaven on October 30th.