After slow start, Spartans dismantle Wildcat volleyball team

Caleb Sandoval, Staff Writer

After the boys soccer team conquered Greeley Central on Monday night, Greeley West’s girls volleyball team secured another victory against its crosstown school. The Spartans beat the Wildcats 3-1. With such a big game like this there has to be a lot of preparation and hard work.

The volleyball team has practice everyday after school from 6-9 p.m. The girls volleyball team worked very hard to improve their performance for their game against Central. The team practiced “different drills that will help benefit [the] team to succeed and improve for upcoming games, including Central,” said senior Kyra McKinney.

The competition was tougher than the team expected. The Wildcats came well prepared for the game which was unexpected for the team. Going into the game, the girls were filled with energy and excitement, which caused them to make a couple mistakes. “They were a stronger team than I thought they were going to be, so we had to come back stronger,” said McKinney.

With all their hard work and dedication, the Spartans performed well and finished strong. Their victory against Central had the whole team feeling amazing. “It was such a close game that you couldn’t really tell how it was going to go, so once we did win it was kind of a relief and really exciting at the same time,” said McKinney.

With all of the Spartans performing so well last night, one of them stood out the most. Senior Ashtyn Connell was awarded the MVP award for performing the best. Connell was shocked when she had received the award because she had felt like another player had deserved it. She then went on to say, “I think I’ve worked really hard and kept a positive mindset and earned it.”

Connell was excited about the win and indicated that she was excited about the improvement. “It felt really good to know that our hard work has paid off,” said Connell.