Girls volleyball looks to solidify team identity

Ryan Mackinnon, Reporter

The varsity girls volleyball team confidence is soaring after they defeated the Conant Cougars last tuesday in 2 games, improving to 6-3 overall.

“This team has a lot of potential, at times we look like state champions,” coach Dan Gavin said. “We’re inexperienced, but our seniors have really stepped up and led the team.”

The team has 5 seniors and 2 returning varsity starters, so young talent is key. Lucky for the Lady Pirates, they have just that. While they’ve started out the week strong, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. The team lost a close game to Barrington last Thursday.

“None of us played very well against Barrington,” senior setter Allison Aldag said. “Despite this, we took them to them to 3 games and had a great chance to win. I’m excited to see what we can accomplish when we’re on our game.”

The loss wasn’t ideal, but Gavin was impressed with his girls’ post game attitude.

“We talked after the game,” Gavin said. “I told most of the girls they didn’t play well, then I got around to Sarah Haddad. I told her she actually played well, but she responded by saying ‘No we didn’t Coach’. That summarizes our mentality.”

Come support this selfless, young team when they play Stevenson at home next Monday at 6pm.