Volleyball Team Ends Regular Season with Win

Words: Giana Han

Centennial Volleyball finished the season on a high note, sweeping the Atholton Raiders in three sets on Oct. 24.

The Lady Eagles won in three consecutive games, with scores of 25-19, 25-16, and 25-13. It was a great team effort; by the end of the third set, every player had seen court time.

“The underclassmen closed [the game] out,” said sophomore Emily Allen.  E. Allen tied Katie Havlik for the most kills of the match, both putting up eight kills for the night.  E. Allen also had two of the three blocks that the team had this game, and Camryn Allen also had an impressive night, with 13 digs and 5 aces.

“Our service got better in the third set.  We didn’t really have service runs in any of the other games,” said Katherine Chao, the varsity manager.

“It’s exciting to finally have positive points rather than negative points,” said senior captain Kristen Ritchie, who ended the game with four kills and 11 digs.  “I can dig it,” she said, laughing. The stats were solid across the board, the team finishing with 36 kills, 16 aces, and three blocks.

The team ended the year with a record of 7-6.  They will be moving on to play-offs where they hope to do repeat last year’s success and make it to the state championship.

“Each match we’ve gotten a little bit better,” said head coach, Larry Schofield. “We’re in the process of peaking.  We haven’t peaked yet, but we saw in the Howard game how good we can play against a strong team.  Keep that approach up, and we’ll scare people at states.”