Girls volleyball looks to conquer Colonels tonight

Alex Wright, Hezekiah Likekele

Girls volleyball looks to build on recent successes tonight against the Magruder Colonels after winning their first game of the season against the Wheaton Knights, sandwiched between losses to Damascus and Northwest.

“We’re a bit nervous, but we are still excited and we want to just play our best and show off our skills,” junior Katherine Ipina said about the upcoming game.

The girls experienced their first win last Thursday, October 13, against the Wheaton Knights in an exhilarating performance in all three sets, winning 3-0. Watkins Mill walked into the gym focused and ready to dominate, winning their first set 25-6.

Junior Daad Gabbani said, “Everyone was communicating, everyone was covering, and we were basically working as a team.”

“The game changed our team’s mood, so now we know we got this,” junior Yeikeila Mendez about the win.

That game was also the Dig Pink game, where the players wear pink in order to raise awareness and show their support for survivors and those with breast cancer.”To me, breast cancer awareness is really important,” Ipina said. “I [had] a friend who had cancer, so I feel like it’s important to be aware and to take care of yourself.”

The team lost a hard fought battle to the Damascus Hornets at home on October 4, their first game at home in nearly two weeks. However, they could not capitalize, losing in consecutive sets, 0-3.

The Lady ‘Rines  lost to the Northwest Jaguars, 0-3, on October 17. This game came packed in between four games at home, making our girls a bit uncomfortable to keep them on their toes. This loss brought their record to 1-10, but the team is keeping their heads up and preparing for the fast-approaching playoffs.

With senior night coming up, the team is looking forward to coming out and playing hard against the Colonels in front of a home crowd.

“We have been really working on our digs, hits, and serves to make sure we’re prepared for today’s game,” Ipina said.

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