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WAGV finishes great season

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The girls celebrate their victory

The girls celebrate their victory

Mehul Shrivastava

Mehul Shrivastava

The girls celebrate their victory

Bella Barreto, Staff Writer

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This season for WA’s Girls’ Volleyball (WAGV) team has been historic. During the season, the team managed 16 wins and 2 losses. Each game became more difficult with increasingly challenging opponents. The team picked up their first win against rival Acton-Boxborough (AB) with 3 sets won. After their win against AB, the WAGV team was determined to not let their guard slip.

During the next game, they fulfilled that promise with another win against Lincoln-Sudbury. It was a very close game, though the team won 3 sets.

“I think we did really well and I’m so proud of how far our team has come,” said senior captain, Kayleigh Semeter after their win.

The next couple of games, the team progressed, but a sudden change of the wind startled them, they lost to Cambridge R&L. The game started with WA going strong and winning the first set, but they started losing focus. It ended with Cambridge winning the other 3 remaining sets.

The loss to Cambridge made the girls work even harder. The team redeemed themselves after playing Needham. The girls started off winning the first set, and by the end of the game, they captured two more and won 3-1.

The final test was at the semi-regionals against Groton-Dunstable on WA’s home court. It was the second time ever that WA’s Volleyball made it past the 2nd round of the DCLs. Standing in their way were Groton’s Crusaders. Including the struggles of the first set, WA managed to tie 18-18. As time was ticking away, WA barely managed to win the first set with 25-17.

“We tend to play a lot better when we’re behind. That’s our culture, that’s our personality, “Head Coach, Brandon Eang stated after the comeback from the first set.

WA managed to win the next 2 sets with scores of 17-15 and 24-20.  The last set made everyone in the stands reel at the edge of their seats. The Crusaders nearly overpowered WA with the score being 24-23.  But WA managed to come  through and seal the victory.

With the 3rd round for the DCLs, WA faced their old opponent Cambridge R&L, who had before beaten them 3-2.  The WAGV team was anxious about playing an old rival, but that didn’t stop them from playing at their best. The team managed to snatch the first set with 25-18. Unfortunately things went downhill from there. Cambridge won the rest of the sets and was declared the winner, the score 3-1. Despite the loss, the WA team congratulated the victors and congratulated themselves on a good game.

This season has been terrific for the fans and the players. No one will forget how far these girls have gone and how hard they have pushed themselves.

“The girls fought hard, and we won’t take anything for granted. It was a very successful season…It was a long season, and we came a long way,” Eang said.

 

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