The Final Game

By staff026

The Girls’ Varsity Volleyball season came to an end after participating in a conference-wide battle between six other teams. This year’s Districts were held at Parkway North for two days, Oct. 29 and 30.

“We played really well the first day but I think we could’ve done better,” junior Valerie Udevenko said.

Because of their win against FZE on the first day of the competition, North qualified to compete on the second day. However, the team was knocked out of the competition after losing to Parkway North. They tied for third place overall, which most players believe is an improvement from last year’s performance.

“Overall, I think we did pretty good,” sophomore Baylie Clynes said. “I think the second game we kind of just gave to them, and I think that if we could’ve kept our heads in the game, we could’ve done better.”

In order to prepare for Districts, the girls spent extra time on their hitting, serving, and defense during practices to ensure the best performance possible. Aside from physical preparation, the girls were also mentally preparing themselves to push through two, and sometimes three, games in order to win the overall match. In the end, though, it came down to the mentality of the players.

“I think we could’ve done better if we kept our heads in the game,” Clynes said. “We got to school early and practiced after school a lot. We should have won.”

The team came in with their 200th win two weeks prior to their Districts appearance with Varsity Coach Robin Yuede leading them. They reached this milestone during a weekend-long tournament in Lebanon.

“I felt proud of Yuede as a coach because she’s worked really hared and that win really represented her hard work,” Udevenko said.