Girls Volleyball defeats Parkway Central

Taylor Spencer, Sports Editor

In the main gym, the girls volleyball team managed to slip past the Parkway Central Colts, defeating them 3-2 on Sept. 30 in a non-conference game.

The game went back and forth all night, with Parkway Central winning the first and third set, and the Falcons coming back to win the second, fourth, and fifth set. Sophomore Kylie Stehlin said coming back after initially being down was a great feeling, especially in a five-set match.

“As a whole, our team did amazing. We all worked really hard and if we were down a couple of points, it did not stop us from coming together as a team and pushing to win those five sets,” Stehlin said. “To win a five-set match felt amazing. Just knowing our team pushed and worked together to beat a really good team made us feel amazing.”

Coach Aaron Hummert said he believes they had done well and that the team had made some major improvements coming off of their last game.

“I think the girls did a great job of coming together and working as a team.  We had been working on effort and covering more of the floor on defense, and it showed.  We had a bunch of girls diving and making plays that we had been letting hit the ground in previous games,” Hummert said. 

Stehlin, who had 15 kills during the game, said the team came together to come back even when they were down, and that she had some individual successes in addition to the team performing well.

“I felt I played pretty good. I did what I could do to help my team get the points when we needed them and kept my hitting and serving really consistent,” Stehlin said.

Additionally, Hummert said factors like effort contributed to their success at the game, and that the setters created great opportunities for the offense to succeed, while the middles contributed to the game with their blocks.

“Hard work, effort, and communication, which are things we’ve been preaching about all season.  As far as stats go, our serve-receive was great all night, which gave our setters great opportunities to set up our offense, and on defense, our middles had four blocks each, which was huge,” Hummert said.