Girls volleyball falls to Blue Valley West, then defeats Shawnee Mission West in home opener

The team played in their first home games of the season Thursday, Sept. 5

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire assistant editor

The girls volleyball team played their first two home games of the season Thursday, Sept. 5, falling to Blue Valley West in two straight sets but defeating Shawnee Mission West in two straight sets.

Junior Anna Judd felt better about the team’s win against SMW than the loss against BVW. 

“The first game we weren’t communicating at all, getting our serves in, or doing the little things right,” Judd said. “But then we figured it out for the second game.”

Sophomore Brylee Peterson plans to adjust to the challenges the team faced in the game.

“In the first game [against BVW] we struggled with pulling everything together and playing as a team,” Peterson said. “We’ll probably work on our teamwork and coming together.”

According to Peterson, playing at home for the first time this season was a positive experience. 

“[Playing at home for the first time this year] was very fun and it was an all-around good atmosphere,” Peterson said. “Having a big student section was cool too.” 

Although it’s just the beginning of the season, Judd thinks the team has already bonded. 

“We’re all really close friends,” Judd said. “We love hanging out with each other on and off the court.”

Despite the team’s loss to BVW, Peterson is optimistic about their future. 

“I think [the team] will do very well and have a very good season,” Peterson said. “We just have to keep working on playing together with good chemistry.”

Judd is hoping the team makes it to state this year. 

“I hope that maybe this year we’ll be able to make it to state finally, because we’ve always been one game short,” Judd said. “Who knows?”

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