Volleyball team goes 3-2 in Lawrence

Rachel Edie, Business Manager

Early Saturday morning, the volleyball team traveled to Lawrence to play five matches against Olathe Northwest, Blue Valley, Lawrence, Blue Valley West and Garden City. 

The first set ended 25-18 in favor of Olathe, second set went 21-25 in favor of Manhattan and the third set ended up breaking the tie at 19-25, which means Manhattan High took the game.

Blue Valley was their next game where Manhattan lost both sets, the first set being 25-12 and the second 25-19. 

“We got to see some great competition [all day] and [ultimately] went 3-2,” sophomore Monroe Say said. 

Next, they played Lawrence High. This game also went into a third set with the first set going 25-17 in favor of Lawrence. The team was warmed up by their second set at 18-25 and then they also took the third set with 15-25. 

Their next game had slow start for the first set where it went in favor of Blue Valley West at 25-16. They picked up in the second set, winning 24-26. In the final set they won by five points at 20-25. 

“The highlight of the day was fighting back in the second set against Blue Valley West after a slow start,” Say said. “We came back with energy and a strong finish in the third set.” 

Their final game was played with Garden City High and was taken by Garden City in two sets. The first set went 25-18 and the second was 25-20. 

For their next game, the volleyball team will play against Emporia, Highland Park and Washburn Rural today at 5 p.m.