Antioch takes a rough loss against Grayslake Central

Antioch varsity volleyball team heads off against Grayslake Central, losing in 3 sets.


Peyton Lyndon

Senior Hannah Benes waves to the crowd after getting her name called.

On Thursday, Sept. 30, the Sequoits varsity volleyball team entered a match against Grayslake Central, the second-ranked team in the conference. The girls came ready to compete, however, after three tight sets, they ended up falling short by four mere points. Their hard work however, did not go unnoticed. 

A special recognition was made to senior Hannah Benes for achieving her 1000 dig as a libero. Since freshman year, she has been on varsity and has yet to fall short at impressing her coaches and teammates. She was awarded in front of the boisterous crowd by captain, Annika Lindstrom. “She has worked so so hard the last four years to get those digs and I am so proud of her,” teammate and senior Ana Marcell said.

The team has struggled in the past, coming out strong with their first set jitters. Once again, the Sequoits had a rocky start and ended up losing the first set. After a frustrating first set, the team was ready for redemption. They had gotten rid of their nerves and were ready to rally. Their hard work and dedication led them to a second set win. It was then down to the last set to determine the winner of the match. 

“We kept up with them for the most part, but we didn’t finish through,” senior Lianna Corely said. 

Unfortunately they ended up losing the last set 25-21.

Even though losing can be tough and emotional, these girls keep their spirits up and always take it as a learning experience.

Benes believes that there was room for improvement after the game. 

“I think we need to work on limiting our hitting errors and serving errors,” Benes said.