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Bump, Set, Spike

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The SVRSS Tigers Boys’ and Girls’ Senior Volleyball teams took to their home court on Tuesday (Nov. 13) to fight for the continuation of their season with Zone playoffs against Dauphin. Unfortunately, both teams saw the end to their seasons, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort and skilled performances.
Boys
The boys fell to Dauphin in three straight sets with scores of 25-17, 25-20, and 25-16. However, the scores don’t reflect the fact that it was the best game of their season.
“In the sports world there are teams that will win and teams that will lose,” said Head Coach Janelle Smith. “Unfortunately we lost, but I feel it was a win for us in how they worked as a team. The score board is not always the true result of the team’s accomplishments, it is heart and the commitment that is the true spirit of winning. They fought hard and played the best volleyball of the season. They passed well and served well. I was very proud of how they played and worked as a team.”
Perhaps, not the result they would have wanted to see the season end on, but one they can all leave behind proudly.
Kayden Nunn and Sean Kirkpatrick saw their last volleyball game ever in a Tigers’ jersey on the court as they will be graduating at the end of the school year.
“Thanks for the past few years and best of luck in your future plans,” said Smith.
The remainder of the team will be eligible to play next season if they so choose.
“See you all next year,” said Smith.
Girls
The girls also lost in three straight sets by scores of 25-18, 25-9, and 25-15, although their season has hope in a wildcard position.
“It was a disappointing evening and definitely not the ending we were hoping for,” said Head Coach Alyssa Pitura. “I thought the girls played well in the first set and kept up with them, but fell flat in the second and that carried through to the last set as well. They have an aggressive block and a little bit of a faster offense that we weren't able to keep up with, unfortunately. I thought we did a better job at picking up shorter balls and tips, trying to run different plays offensively, and the girls hustled after every ball until the bitter end - which is no surprise.”
The news on their wildcard application should be brought to them next week but for the time being their season is over.
Janna Werbicki, Julia Arp, Mackenzie Betcher, Hannah Kitch, and Ashton Kirk will see the end of their time as a Tiger on the court as they will all be graduating this June.

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Jeremy Bergen
REPORTER
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