The losing streak has finally ended for volleyball

Vanessa Centeno

Chronicle Reporter

Volleyball hope to continue their winning streak against the Dragons this Thursday

Volleyball Lady Sheiks attempted to end a four-game losing streak when they faced off against Belmont High on Monday.

Varsity lost their first official game against Robert F. Kennedy High School on Oct. 2. But after a few adjustments in their team they got back on their feet with their first victory against Belmont High School on Oct. 9 after playing five sets.

Unfortunately, the red storm wasn’t enough to slay the Dragons on Oct. 13, making it their second loss of the season followed by their third loss against Roybal High on Oct. 16 and fourth loss against RFK on Oct. 21. Their Oct. 23 game against Miguel Contreras High School was a very close match after five intense sets, but the ladies couldn’t finish off with a victory. The ladies ended their losing streak and began a winning streak after their second win against Belmont High. They won the first set 25-15, lost the second set 22-25, and won their third set 25-12 and fourth set 25-17 ending in a victory of 3-1. They hope to continue their streak against against Bernstein this Thursday Oct.30 with a current record of two wins to five losses (not including scrimmage games).

“The season is starting off with hard work and dedication. The girls are putting in all they have and each day they put in more work,” said Varsity player Nicole Savluk.

The JV team has a record of one win to six losses (not including scrimmage games). They suffered through a streak of losses against Robert F. Kennedy High School and Belmont High School until facing the Dragons on Oct. 13. The JV team had their first official win with two sets won in a row against Bernstein.

“Although we are doing well, with more practice we can always get better,” said SAS sophomore Andrea Ignacio, on the JV team after their victory against Bernstein. Later that week on Oct. 16 the JV team had their third defeat against Roybal after three intense sets. The ladies then had their fourth loss against RFK on Oct. 21 and fifth loss against Miguel Contreras on Oct. 23. “I’m proud of my team even though we lost because we worked as a team,” said Courtney Kilpatrick JV player after their sixth loss against Belmont High School on Oct. 27. Their first set was lost 25-23 and their second set was lost 25-4 meaning Belmont won 2-0. The ladies expect to have a successful game against Bernstein on Oct. 30. “We got Bernstein,” said JV player Yesenia Nuñez getting ready to end their three-game losing streak against Bernstein this Thursday.

Their game on Oct. 7 against Contreras High School was cancelled so the team neither won or lost. Although having a sketchy start the team still has high hopes for the rest of their season. Junior JV player Chelsea Herpert said, “I think we started slow, but we are getting the hang of it and acting as a team. The losses are only making us better.”

The season hasn’t ended yet and out Sheik pride hasn’t faded as the girls continue to fight on the rest of the season.


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