Volleyball starts season with fighting attitude

Rachel Edie, Business Manager

For the first tournament of the season, the Varsity volleyball team put forth their top-notch effort.

The team traveled to Olathe South to play against five teams, winning two out of the five games, while going into a third set — which is essentially a tiebreaker of the game — for two.

They started off playing Lawrence and won both sets against them, 25-13 and 25-15. 

The team then moved on to play Shawnee Mission South, losing 16-25 in the first set but making a comeback by winning the second set 25-15. This prompted a third set against Shawnee, which the team won 25-15. 

After winning two games, they went head to head with Olathe South. Unfortunately after the tiring morning, they lost the game 18-25 and 17-25. After this loss, they were even more determined to win their next match, against Blue Valley Northwest. The first set went into overtime with Manhattan coming out on top 29-27, then the second set 21-25 and the third set 19-25, eventually losing their final two sets against Blue Valley North 20-25 and 23-25.

“They are getting used to playing together and finding their confidence in themselves and their team,” Krista Schmitz, head coach, said. “I think every girl left a little skin on the floor today.”