The Bulldogs Bring the Heat Against the Sequoits

Antioch had put in a hard fight, but did not come out on top against Wauconda.

Senior Katherine Barr spiking the ball.

Senior Katherine Barr spiking the ball.

The varsity girls volleyball team fell short against the Wauconda Bulldogs on September 7, winning only one of the three matches. The Sequoits had an early jump on the Bulldogs, winning the first match 25-15. Unfortunately, the girls lost their momentum in the second match, ending with a score of 25-15 Bulldogs. The set was then tied 1-1, getting pushed into a third and final match, where the Sequoits lost 25-23 in tough fight.

The team became flustered and pushed back when they realized that two of their teammates, senior Brianna Vettese and junior Emmy Faber, were out with the stomach flu for the day.

Junior Grace Weber felt that the last two matches were losses because they were not fully focused and allowed little errors get into their heads, brining the spirit of the team down.

“I feel like [the team] could communicate more and make sure we keep our spirits up and not let our mistakes get into our heads,” Weber said.

Even though tonight may not have ended how the team would have liked it to, there were still some great plays made by the team. Senior Amanda Rowe had finished the night with a total of ten kills.

Senior Kennedy Moll felt that as long as everyone puts forth their best efforts, the only direction the team will be going from here is up.

“I think that [the team] can only get better from here,” Moll said. “The more we practice, learn and work together, the more we will grow as a successful team.” 

We wish the girls luck as they travel to Zion-Benton High School at 6 p.m. on September 11 to play against the Zee-Bees.