Girls’ volleyball ready to win conference title

Paige Hymson ('10)/Eastside Entertainment Editor and Paige Hymson ('10)/Eastside Entertainment Editor

volleyThe girl’s varsity volleyball team, under head coach Scott Mooney is currently undefeated with a record of 13-0. The team has been winning strongly against their opponents, both home and away.

“It’s an achievement so far. I never thought we would get this far. Personally I’m very proud, we’ve played some tough teams and I’m proud we’ve been able to win,” said Loren Oh (’10)

The team consists largely of seniors  who help to lead the team. Some seniors to look at for are Yael Einhorn (setter), Anna Johnson (outside hitter), Marissa Johnson (outside hitter) and Jessica Smith (middle hitter). The juniors on  the team are strong players as well.  Fangel Tung (’11) is also another key player to watch.

Sara Gurkin (’10) says, “As we expected, Williamstown, Cherokee and Eastern were the teams who we thought would give us a bit of competition.”

And just recently, the team had a big win over Washington Township on Friday.

The team is ready to win, and they look toward winning the state conference title. They have games coming up against RV, Eastern and Cherokee. In order to win the conference the team must beat Cherokee, if not, they tie the conference title along with Cherokee.

“I’m really proud of the entire team for showing an incredible amount of heart. It’s so awesome that all of our training has paid off,” Marissa Johnson said.

However, the future of the team may not be all about the talent they have displayed thus far.

“I think we’ve done a great job so far,” Yael Einhorn says, “But in order to keep it up I think we’re going to need some more fan support.”

The team overall is enjoying its success, and according to coach Mooney, he feels the same way.

 “I feel good so far. We have a great record. As a coach I try not to be too concerned with the record but with the quality of play. I think we’re playing really well.” Mooney said.

The hope of the team and coaches alike to make it into the state finals.

“We definitely want to carry this momentum into the state finals,” said Oh.

 The undefeated team definitely has challenges coming their way, but seemingly everyone feels that success is right around the corner.