The Intermediate girls volleyball team started their season in late September. Over the course of the season, the girls have improved tremendously, both individually and as a team. With the guidance of our coaches, Mr. Bendahan, Mr. Chu, Ms. Shapero, and the leadership of our team captains, Mandy and Tara, we had an amazing and extraordinary volleyball season this year, probably one of the best!
We started the season off strong, defeating Henderson in our first exhibition game, who ended up being our biggest rival, and closest acquaintances. In the games after, we battled it out with many other competitors, all ranging in skill and experience. Before we knew it, it was the week before the Area Tournament and we had one more hurdle to jump beforehand, crushing the boys team. At the end, we came out with the win, it was great practice and an even better game.
The day of the tournament rolled around, and we walked in with our heads held high. We were up against four other teams and were fully intent on giving it our all. In the Round Robin, we came in second, triumphing over most of the other teams, including Henderson, but unfortunately lost to Frechette by a two point differential. Next up came the semi-finals, which would decide the teams moving on to the Area Finals. As the team in second, we ended up going face-to-face with the third place team, who also turned out to be Henderson. We played an amazing game against them, we all played to the best of our ability, but ended off being defeated by our rivals. The last game was probably the best game I had the opportunity to play, and although we didn’t make it to Area Finals, we felt more connected than ever. In my opinion, the most disappointing part of it was not losing, but the fact that I may not ever get to play with the rest of these girls again. We started off strong, and ended up stronger. We learned so much from each other in this season and can’t wait for more improvement in the future, and more volleyball.