Volleyball wraps up season already looking toward next year

Skylar Blankenship
Staff Writer

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The women Vikings volleyball season ended with a final record of 5-19.

This year’s team consists of nine freshmen and three sophomores, all coming from the surrounding area.

Covering the libero positions were Megan Woods and Nikole Zorn.

Sarah Luke and Brooke Tuttle had the middle hitters position, and the outside hitters for the team were Bailey Hogan, Yari Laboy and Kaela Mancini. Alayna Fredenburg and Emily Shumaker were both outside hitters and right-side hitters.

The setters on the team included Alicia Acosta, Danielle Pardo and Megan Persons.

Last Tuesday, the team won against SUNY Orange with a record of 25-20, 21-25, 25-9, and 25-11.

Tuttle led the team with 11 kills, Fredenburg added another 10 and Woods made several valuable digs that saved the Vikings points.

On Wednesday, the team lost to SUNY Adirondacks team with scores of 16-25, 18-25, 25-18, and 19-25.

During the games, Hogan led the team with nine kills and Fredenburg added another eight.

The team had a rocky season, with over 10 losses and the head coach stepping down before the end of the season. However, they played as a team and not as individuals, something they have been complemented on during several occasions.

The comradery between the teammates was highlighted on Wednesday, when the team said farewell to those graduating with kind words, hugs and gifts.

Kelsey Wilson, the interim head coach, is already planning for next season and has started preparing for another great team and a better year.
Persons summarized the season by saying, “This has been a fantastic season, especially with everything these ladies have been through. We have had so many ups and downs, but they never gave up on each other.”

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