Girls Volleyball Sweeps Ladue

Recap of the varsity volleyball game on September 16th, 2020.


Brooke Highmark

The girls gather in a huddle after winning a point.

The girls volleyball team has had an impressive season leading up to districts. One game in particular that stood out was against Ladue on Wednesday, September 16th on their home court. 

The Wildcats came out strong in the first set with several kills from Shelby Truitt and Alli Bishop, sophomores.

In addition to these two, there are several other sophomores who have stepped up this year to help the team succeed, such as Avery Stanfill, Emma Fairchild, Abby Siess, and Sophie Shaver. Even though many of these underclassmen do not have the same amount of experience as other players on the team, their unique talent and commitment fills in the gap. 

In the second set, the Wildcats were leading 12-4 when the Rams called a timeout.  After this, the girls lost some momentum but hung on to win the set with a close score of 26-24. While this set was rather close, it allowed the Cats to show what they can do in crucial gametime situations.  

In the third and final set of the game, Westminster regained their momentum and finished out the game with a final score of 25-18. The win against Ladue gave the team a lot of hope for their season, despite some setbacks due to COVID-19.

“It was definitely really challenging to play an intense game in a mask, but we will do anything to keep our season going,” said Hailey Pritchett, junior.

The win against Ladue will not only give confidence to the girls volleyball team but also give hope to the rest of the Westminster community for the future of sports this year.

The varsity team’s next game is on Tuesday, October 20th, against Parkway West at 5:30pm on home court.

Alli Bishop, sophomore, and Emma Volding, senior, jump up for the block. (Brooke Highmark)