The fifth grade girls continued their good play last Saturday with a comeback 2-1 win over Holy Rosary. The team had twelve girls in uniform, and everyone contributed – with a now 2-0 record on the young season. They are all working hard on serving, bumping, and communicating. They are also having a lot of fun. Elissa really came up big for the team against Holy Rosary. She served well, but she was most impressive returning serves, bumping, and hustling after balls. The next step for the team is consistently returning and getting rallies, and Elissa is leading the way in these areas. The girls play again this Saturday, March 8, at 10:00 a.m. against St. Edward.
Our boys’ team played the first game of the year during Mid-Winter Break, and due to the timing only had five boys. Having almost the entire team last Sunday was a big help, and they won a thrilling, extra points three-set match over Our Lady of the Lake. Skills such as serving, receiving, setting, and occasionally hitting are improving rapidly. JP has been a good leader for the team, diving all over the floor, overhand serving, getting an occasional hit, and remaining positive with his teammates at all times. After injuring his wrist in basketball, it’s great to have JP back in the fold for volleyball, and we’re looking forward to the rest of the season. Congratulations to the Westside School Athletes of the Week!
Overall, the Volleyball season is off to a great start after two weeks! The fifth grade girls have 17 players on the roster, and they are off to a 2-0 start, beating St. Anthony and Holy Rosary. The girls are doing a terrific job of learning the fundamentals under Coaches Caitlin and Stephanie.
The sixth and fifth grade boys’ team had an exciting win in extra points in three sets last Sunday over Our Lady of the Lake. There are eight boys under Coach Darren’s tutelage, and they have already improved a great deal.
The sixth and seventh grade girls are combined and then split into two teams, with a total of 16 girls playing on the AAA and AA teams. Practices and games have been high-spirited and the girls are consistently improving under coaches Dan, Corey, and Jen.
Westside School has nine girls on the 8th grade roster, and the team has played two very close games to start. The girls won in three sets over St. Francis in the first game, and lost a close three set match to St. Philomena in the second game. The girls have been working hard on serving, receiving, setting, spiking, and blocking.