Monday’s away game was versus Forsyth Country Day School where the varsity volleyball team had a slow start and ended up losing the first game, 13-25. In the second game, Salem Academy showed their opponents what they were made of and gave them a run for their money, making Forsyth County Day School earn their win of 18-25. Not giving up, Salem Academy amazed the crowd with a number of lightning speed serves. Even with such amazing spikes, blocks, and serves, Salem Academy lost the third game, 16-25.
The varsity volleyball team is blessed to have an entire roster full of dynamite servers, who all showed their power in Monday’s game, with Hannah Brothers earning 2 aces, Dania Shoaf, Tochi Okoli, and Sara Kent Trollinger all earning an ace as well. In the bullet speed category of shockingly strong serves were Hannah, Dania, Tochi, Sara Kent, Miracle Etim-Andy, Maggie Campbell, and Izzy Pare. The arms of their opponents felt the wrath of their strong serves.
Spikes were also off the charts on Monday’s game with Miracle crushing the volleyball for five kills, plus 13 strategically placed hits and Maggie Dees with three beautiful kills, plus 12 strong attacks. Hannah, Dania, Maggie C., Tochi, Sara Kent, and Caroline Drupka all added to the all-around strength of the team’s ability to attack the ball.
As always, Dania hustled to set 34 attempts and 9 assists. Hannah was a consistent back up for the second ball with 8 attempts and 2 assists. Maggie C. and Maggie D. also stepped in when necessary with attempts of their own. Blocking rose to a new level for Monday’s game and was a clear strength throughout the match. Caroline, Maggie D., Dania, Hannah, Tochi and Miracle were like a brick wall, each with a number of solo blocks and assisting 6,7,8 and even 9 times.