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Varsity Girls Volleyball Continues in Their Season Successfully

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The varsity girl’s volleyball team huddles together at a game.

By Tony Biondo

The varsity girls volleyball team is in the middle of their fall campaign during the 2022 season. At this point in the season, the team is 4-1-1 throughout conference play. The Knights got their home opener and first league-play game off to a great start with a win in 4 sets over Fort Zumwalt South. The Knights took a two-set lead over the bulldogs, and had the chance to sweep them, but fell short in the third set. The knights finished the bulldogs off in the 4th set to take a commanding win into the rest of the season with them. Junior Anna Scognomillia was dominating the bulldogs with her serves, having a 92% success rate through 27 serves.

“I didn’t really go into it trying to beat them on serves,” Scognamiglio said. “I just kind of kept hitting them well and I was on a roll.”

The Knights have played in a few tournaments throughout the duration of their season so far, one being the Visitation Academy Varsity Tournament. These tournament games are only two sets, and a tie is possible. The knights finished with 2 wins, a tie, and a loss. Junior Sara Ausbury played in all 4 games of the tournament and spoke highly of the team’s chemistry.

“That’s really what is defining our season right now,” Ausbury said. “Ever since that first tournament we’ve all worked really well together and that’s been helping us win.”

The Knights’ season hasn’t been perfect though. This is shown through the injuries on the team so far, specifically Junior Anna Scognamiglio, who sprained her MCL just a few weeks ago. Scognamiglio, who was having a tremendous start to her season, was hit with a devastating injury that most likely ended her season. After falling on her knee and immediately feeling pain and discomfort, Scognamiglio sat out the rest of the game and went to the doctor where she would find out the severity of her injury.

“It really sucks, it’s one of those things that you can never really prepare yourself for either,” Scognamiglio said. “I’m just going to take my time to recover and hopefully be back and healthy by camp next summer.”