Volleyball Team Pushes Through the Season


The Varsity Volleyball team in Hylton’s gym.

The varsity volleyball team is a tight knit group of players. They have been playing together for years, but they had to step up their game this year after many key players graduated.

Varsity volleyball wins their games by winning the majority matches per game. They have to win a total of three matches put of five to win the whole game. The team got off to a rough start with two losses to their rival, Forest Park.  The first game against Forest Park was an away game on Sept. 3; the second game was a home game on Sept. 26, both ending with a score of 3-0.

Even with the setbacks,  the team’s motivation and eagerness to win continued to grow.

The team had six wins this season. They beat Freedom High School twice, Osbourn Park, Stonewall Jackson, Potomac, and Osbourn

“We are doing better and working together to pull forward in our season,” said senior Mikayla Kinsey, the team’s starting setter.  She has been dealing with an ongoing ankle fracture caused by an extra bone in her ankle and needs surgery in December. Despite the injury, she was cleared to play near the end of the season and continued to push through for the sake of the team.

”I’m just taking things day by day,” said Kinsey.

This season the girls were still transitioning to their new roles on the team. The team ended the season with a record of 6-11. “The girls are working really hard this season and have stayed competitive,” said Coach Andrea Testerman.

“We have more talent and energy this year than ever before,” said Stephanie Flores, a member of the varsity girls’ volleyball team. “It shows on the court.”