Girl's volleyball finishes season in playoffs

Girl's volleyball finishes season in playoffs

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Girl's volleyball finishes season in playoffs

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Girl's volleyball team huddles before game against Armstrong Photo Credit; Amanda O'Connor

Girl’s volleyball team huddles before game against Armstrong Photo Credit:  Amanda O’Connor

Shaler Area Girl’s volleyball capped off another successful season this past fall.

Though the Titans were 3-7 in section play, they rallied to make the playoffs. The Titans were defeated by the Armstrong River Hawks in the first round. Head Coach Amanda O’Connor is proud of her team’s accomplishments.

“I think we most definitely got better as a team from last season to this year,” O’Connor said. “We were physically and mentally stronger, trusted each other more on the court and because of these factors we played better together and were, ultimately, a better team.”

The team was led by seniors Kara Bosolovich, Bridget Nickel, Sydney Schmitt, and Sydney Bostick.

“I think our season was a great one. After losing more crucial players last year, we did really well in picking up the pieces and shocking teams,” Bosilovich said.

In order to fill the roles of those who graduated, players had to put in extra effort in the offseason.

“Our team developed our skills by working almost everyday and every week in the summer. We played in a summer league which helped up play together against good competition before our season started,” Bosilovich said.

A very memorable moment of the season was the Titans winning their own tournament. The varsity tournament took place early in the season at Shaler Area High School. Shaler Area defeated Butler in the semi-finals and advanced to beat Knoch in the championship.

“The girls were so fired up and no one was going to stop them. Out of the entire season, that was our best day as a team,” O’Connor said.

Coach O’Connor believes her team improved and came a long way since last year.

“Last year, as a team, we didn’t make playoffs, this year we were able to. That’s progress in the right direction,” O’Connor said.

Feature image Photo Credit: Amanda O’Connor

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