Girls volleyball sweeps on senior night

The road to districts has been a long one for the Spartans, and this week was no exception.

The Spartans traveled to Columbia on Monday Oct. 15 in what was supposed to be a routine game against Rock Bridge that evening. After starting the game an hour and a half late, the girls were stretched for three strenuous matches and eventually lost 2-1 in a hard fought game. Captains Jenna Rekosh and Danielle Lorenscheit were emotionally drained from the outing.

“Driving out two hours both ways from 4 pm to almost midnight just to lose was a hard one to come home to,” said Lorenscheit. “But the bus ride with everyone was still a blast. As a senior, I know that’s one thing I’m going to miss.”

After the long night, the seniors got to play one last game on the FHC court Tuesday in a two game sweep of Fort Zumwalt West. Mrs. Kathy Maupin organized the senior night festivities for the girls in what proved to be a great night for all involved.

“Senior night was so incredibly memorable. Not just because the ceremony before the game but because of all the small things during the evening,” said Rekosh. “The crowd, the lighthearted atmosphere on the court, the dinner afterwards, and the senior gifts. I couldn’t thank [Mrs. Maupin] enough.”

Eight varsity volleyball senior girls are preparing for their last round of games next week. The Class 4 District Tournament is set to take place next week, Oct. 22-24 and the Spartans are seeded second — archrival Howell is first.

“We’re capable of making it to the district championship, maybe even winning it,” said senior Grace Wade. “I’ve seen our team play exceptionally well in so many games, and if we play like I know we can, we’ll have a really good shot.”