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Seniors on Top

The Lady Marauders Varsity Volleyball Team Won Against the Panthers

Photo by Blair Bayliss/Maclay Andalusian

On Oct. 11, a Tuesday night at Maclay School in Webster, many fans and parents gathered to watch the Lady Marauders play against the John Paul Catholic Panthers in a varsity volleyball game. It was senior night for the Marauders and before the event had begun, the Marauders gave out flowers to senior panther players. The Marauders won the game in the final set, and it was a special night to celebrate the seniors.

Before the game began, the first few moments were dedicated to the seniors. Seniors Abbie Hartmann, Katelyn Eldred and Brooke Nohle were all presented with flowers and a special gift. As their families walked them through the big blue and white balloon arch, junior John Fletcher Butler announced, recognizing their future plans for college, favorite memories and advice they had for their younger teammates.

The Panthers started out serving first and served the ball out of the bounds so the Marauders immediately got the ball. Junior Landri Ross served the ball first for the Marauders. When the ball came back over to the net to the Marauders, junior Ava Molthen spiked the ball and got a point on the scoreboard for Maclay. Ross was able to score the ball over four times in a row before the Panthers scored a point. A timeout was called by the Panthers when they were down by eight points. At the end of the first set, the score was 25-16 and the Marauders were in the lead.

“As an individual, I feel I played well but there are always things that I can improve on,” Hartmann said.

Entering into the second quarter, junior Gray Burelson spikes the ball over the net. Eldred served the ball for the Marauders, scoring two points for the team. Quickly after the Panthers got the ball back, they began to increase their points on the scoreboard. By the end of the second set, the Panthers were in the lead and the score was 25-27.

“I think I did good,” junior Kayla Iarossi said. “I got a lot of kills and blocks. I think it was a good night for me.”

As the Marauders got back on the court, they missed a few of their serves. After the first two points were missed by the Marauders, Burelson scored the third point in the third set for the Marauders. Hartmann then scored the final point and led the team to win the third set. The score was 25-17 and the Marauders were on the path to victory.

In the last and final set of the game, Ross served and scored a point for the Marauders, and then a timeout was called by the Panthers. Burleson once again spiked the ball over for the Marauders, scoring another point. At the end of the game, the score was 25-22 and the Lady Marauders won.

“I think that they did well in some sets and have things to work on in others and that has been a common thing this year,” head coach Daijah Washington said. “I hope that this is preparing us for our District Championship.”


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