WA Girls’ Volleyball defeats Newton-South 3-0


Hannah Thomas

Senior Skyler Anderson sets the ball.

Divya Sambathkumar, Print Managing Editor

On Tuesday, October 15, Girls’ Varsity Volleyball came out victorious in their game against Newton-South by winning all three sets.WA made a come-back after their loss against Newton-South during their away game on September 17th.

WA started off strong by scoring three consecutive points due to hits out of bounds by Newton South. WA stayed in the lead throughout the set. Many strong spikes were made by outside hitter, senior Lexi Wilson, scoring WA several points. 

Notably, senior Anshu Punreddy saved it after a spike by Newton-South, enabling WA to spike the ball back and win another point. The first set came to a quick end with WA winning the set 25-13. 

The second set started off with WA gaining the first point after Newton-South’s serve went out-of-bounds. The second point was secured by WA, again, because the ball landed off of the court. Several more points were gained by WA due to balls landing in the net and multiple others going out-of-bounds. 

Junior Megan Tierney also saved many balls during this set which further added to WA’s score. Newton-South played more rigorously during the set but still failed to catch up.

WA ended up winning the second set, 25-15.

The third set started, again, with WA securing the first point. Newton-South made stronger spikes during this set but WA’s strong blocks prevented them from catching up. Newton-South had better defense which made the set longer but throughout, more out-of-bounds made by them, allowed WA to stay in the lead. WA won the third set, 25-19

With this third and final set won by WA, the game ended with a final score of 3-0.

Coach Eang said the team’s synchronization allowed them to win the game. He also said the long-weekend allowed them to return with more energy.

“We played well together and we were more in sync than the last time we met [Newton-South] which was on their homecourt. It’s nice to have a day off, so they managed to rest and come in with good energy.” Eang said.