Girls Volleyball plays in first home game


Marelena Halikias

On Tuesday, Sept. 4 girls varsity volleyball played against Waubonsie Valley in the Main Gym.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the girl’s varsity volleyball team played in their first home game of the season. The team faced off against Waubonsie Valley High School and lost in the second set, 25-19.

“We knew Waubonsie had some really solid players and would run a fast offense. Overall they worked really well as a team,” said Olivia Kreischer, senior. “The dynamic of our team is still forming; we have been working very hard in practice, but our main thing right now is to work on our consistency as a team.”

Marelena Halikias
The Red Devils lost the game but is looking for redemption at their next game, which is against OPRF on Sept. 11.

The team lost the first set by a score of 25-14.

Waubonsie Valley is ranked number 31 in Illinois while the Red Devils are ranked numbr 126.

“Every home game we start off with cheering on the sophomore team and during the second set we head to the field house to warm up,” said Zoe Smith, senior. “Tonight was the first home game and I don’t think it was a very good turnout.”

The varsity team practices every day after school to prepare for their meets and matches. With new members on the team this year, the girls are figuring out the new team dynamic at their practices.

“As a team, we want to work on coming together more and to take advantage of the skills the girls on the team have,” said Emma Villanueva, junior.

The next home girl’s volleyball game will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m against Oak Park-River Forest High School.