Westminster Volleyball Sweeps MICDS

Westminster volleyball sweeps MICDS moving closer into the postseason

Emma Fairchild blocks the kill attempt, adding a point for the Wildcats.

ST.LOUIS, Missouri- On October 6th, No. 1 Westminster volleyball swept its 13th straight match and beat the MICDS Rams 25-13, 25-6, 25-10 at home. The Cats played an impressive game on both sides of the court. Outside hitter Emma Fairchild carried out 10 kills averaging 3 per set, behind her middle hitter Alli Bishop, executed 75% for the game. The team served 95% from the field. Individually outside hitter Abbey Siess contributed an impressive 40% ace bonus for the Cats. Collectively the team produced 40 assists, setter Lexi Fraxier pitched it an impactful 23 of her own.

On the defensive end the Cats held the house down with a total of 42 digs. Libero, Avery Stanfill supplied the team with 12 individually, and Siess up next dishing out 9. Fairchild and sophomore Myah Derossett played an amazing blocking game, teaming up multiple blocks against the Rams. As a team they hit .432.

Now, this is no surprise for Westminster girls Volleyball. Working constantly in the gym, and calculating hitting percentages in practice, the team is always getting better without exception. Only losing a few seniors, the team is going into the postseason with the same goal as last year, and now they are even better. Considering they were last year’s Class 4 State Champions, the cats have yet to take their foot of the gas.

Averaging 12 kills per set, to last years 11, their kill percentage has improved by 2%, and are hitting 4% better than last year. Serving 90% during the 2022-2023 season, the cat have improved their service percentage by 2% as well, and are acing 1.4% more of their serves this year. On defense they continue to refine their digs averaging 41 per match to last years 36.

The Cats have had a monumental season this year; going into districts they are currently (21-2-5), and still aren’t finished. They’ve clinched the number one seed in the tournament this season, for a second consecutive year. They’ve shown impressive grit and have had no problem carrying the target on their back following their 2021-2022 championship season. Some key players to keep up with during the postseason are seniors, Emma Fairchild and Abby Siess. Fairchild is ranked top 20 in hitting percentages in Missouri (.312). And Siess is ranked as well, serving 46 aces this season.