West’s Volleyball B team Wins Game 1 for the 2020 Season

West Volleyball 2020

Annabel Sweet

West Volleyball 2020

Annabel Sweet, Reporter

West’s first volleyball game was this past Thursday. They played against Pioneer Middle School. West played really well. The B team won against Pioneer and A team lost. Both teams were impressed with their level of play for their first game.

“The B team won our very first game and the A team did good, but it’s hard to play a hard team in your first game,” stated Kennedy Steinagel, a 7th grader on the B team. “I was nervous at first but when I started playing it was so much fun!” 

The games this year look a lot different than last year. There were only two parents per player allowed in the gym and all players had to wear a mask during the game.

The B team played first. Delaney Fillman, a 7th grade player on the B team said, “I had a lot of fun, this team is a really fun team to work with, volleyball wise and just talking to each other. I wasn’t bored, annoyed, or upset at any point of the game! I also am thankful to have teammates that don’t think they have to carry the weight of missing a point.” 

Delaney Fillman also said, “I think the West volleyball team has some flaws, we aren’t as aggressive as most teams which can make a bad outcome of losing points, but in the end, we are a pretty good team for most of the players who have not been playing on a club team in past years, and we tried our best and won, so I think we are on top of it. I think we are really good at set-ups and serving which is half the battle because that is how you can get points quicker. Our receiving was a bit off, but in the end, that was expected, but it was still impressive that we had some really good passes!” 

“I love the game in general but I love being front line. Also, volleyball is a sport where everyone cheers for everyone so you don’t feel bad if you make a mistake,” said Kennedy Steinagel. “One of my favorite parts of the game was the winning point of our 5th set! I can’t remember if it went off of two people’s arms or just one, but it was a shanked ball and I still hit it over the net despite almost going to the crowd. I also liked when we were served at. I prefer offense and getting served at is just that because that gives you the first chance to attack!” It was the first game, so some people were a little nervous but West ended up playing really well!

West Volleyball 2020 (Annabel Sweet )