Girls Volleyball Season Ends

By Blake Ramey

The girls volleyball team defeated the York Catholic Fighting Irish on Oct. 24 at Dallastown in the quarterfinal round of the YAIAA county championships.

The Warriors won 3-2 in sets against York Catholic.

(Names listed right to left) Senior Emma Sieling, senior Shannon Porter, senior Kayla Ross, junior Brooke Fitzgerald, sophomore Laura Muriel-Diaz and junior Alex Somerville warm up for the Dig Pink game.
Photograph by Antonia Johnson

The Warriors played the Central York Panthers in the semifinal round of the YAIAA county tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 22. 

Unfortunately, the Warriors fell short against the Panthers, as they were swept in 3 straight sets.

The match was tightly contested throughout, as the Panthers never won a set by more than 7, but the Warriors could not find momentum.

Senior Shannon Porter is ready to pass the ball up to the setter after a serve from the opposing team.
Photograph by Stephanie Graffin

Senior Olivia Deffendall was not happy with the loss, but stayed positive.

“We were obviously upset, but as we reflected on the game, we knew that we played our best, and we are pleased with even making it to the county semifinals because many people did not believe we could make it this far,” said Deffendall. 

The Warriors  finished with an 11-9 record. 

The Warriors then played Berks Catholic on Saturday, Oct. 26 in the first round of District play and suffered a heartbreaking loss by a score of 3 sets to 0 to end their season. 

Despite the postseason loss, there were many memorable moments from the season. Senior Shannon Porter recalled many memories from the year. 

Some of the team’s highlights from this season was definitely our win against York Catholic in the first round of Counties,” said Porter. “We played our hearts out and pulled out a tough, well earned win. Also, our Dig Pink and senior night games were a huge success. Some of my favorite moments throughout the season are bus rides home from games.” 

Junior Emily Sweitzer felt the season was very successful. 

“Coming into the season with a whole new coaching staff was hard to get used to, but at the end it was the most successful season yet in my high school career,”said Sweitzer.  “Making it to counties and districts was a huge accomplishment.”