End of the road for the Warriors
Liverpool ends season with loss to Northeast Kings
The future of volleyball at Liverpool Regional High School is looking bright.
Although the Warriors missed out on a trip to regionals by one game – losing two sets 25-19 and 25-17 at the hands of the Northeast Kings Titans from Kings County in a special game for the final spot played Nov. 10 on their home court – the team has come a long way in a few months, says co-captain Caitlyn Cole.
“It was a really good season, a big improvement from last year. We can actually set it up, hit it,” she said. “And compared to last year, our overall team just works really well together.”
The team, she adds, has grown significantly since the season began in September.
“It was really a competitive year for us, especially as we improved as a team,” Cole said. “We could keep up with other schools and other teams. We could win some, and we lost some, but we were a lot closer to them this year.”
Cole is one of only two players the Warriors will lose to graduation this year – the majority of the team is made up of younger players who will continue to improve next season, she said.
“It’s really impressive to have this competitive of a team with so many Grade 9 and Grade 10 players,” she said. “It’s a learning team and a developing team.”
Many of the players had never tried the sport before a few months ago, Cole added.
“We had fun, and that was the best part.”
Glis Can serves for the Warriors.
Raya Dunn volleys the ball.
Emily Swansburg dives through the air after the ball but just misses it.
Raya Stewart reaches for the ball.
Leah Whynot blocks the ball.