Avonworth girls volleyball varsity team has a promising remainder of their season. After tying for 3rd place in the WPIAL class 2A Volleyball Championship last year, the girls feel confident they will win it all this year.
The varsity team had a big game on Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 against their rival North Catholic. They unfortunately lost after a tight game breaking their 7-0 record. Now, they still have an impressive record of 8-1.
Junior Sophie Culley says, “It’s definitely different from last year. We are starting to practice longer and more frequently which I think will lead to having a more open mind and positive mindset during our next game against North Catholic.”
Regarding the season so far, senior Maggie Goetz said, “I am super excited for the rest of the season and believe that we have the chance to go really far. We just have to continue pushing ourselves during practices and keep the team energy up!”
Varsity won their game against Carlynton on Thursday September 30th, however the JV game lost due to having players out because of the requirements to quarantine after close contacts. This mixed up their positions and forced people to fill the shoes of starters. Because volleyball is an indoor sport and coronavirus is spiking up on the team, mask mandates may have to be considered.
Avonworth’s Athletic Director, Andrea Patton said, “If we had to play with a mask on, I think the good part about that is that we can because we’ve done it last year.”
Additional reporting from Jayla Jones and Willow Wright