In senior night at ECS, an act of kindness and sportsmanship was shown as seniors from both teams received gifts from the Sentinels before the game.
This was a tradition that, according to Bishop Verot coach Wynn Depasquale, had just been introduced two or three years ago:
“It’s a nice way to recognize seniors on both sides of the floor” she said.
However, only one team would come away with a victory, and that team was ECS, which defeated Bishop Verot in three sets, 25-21, 25-18, 25-10.
Seniors Shelby Joslin, a seven-year player, and Frankie Wood, a two-year player, led the way for the Sentinels (17-3) by recording 10 and three kills, respectfully, with Wood also adding a block.
Also chiming in for ECS was Schuyler Moore, who had six service aces, including three in a row to start the second set.
But, it was the defense that really stood out in ECS coach Liz Ferguson’s eyes with Emily Laquidara recording nine blocks.
“We played great defense, and I’m really happy blocking is getting better with Emily,” she said.
“We played how we normally play, and we’re getting to where we need to be.”
Seniors Kallie Greton (eight kills), Ashley Stewart (five kills) and Malorie Fry (17 digs) were the leaders for the Vikings (12-10).
Before districts, ECS heads to Westminster Christian to play in the Smoothie King Invitational and Bishop Verot will host its senior night Thursday as it plays host to Fort Myers.