Volleyball season ends on grateful note

After COVID-19 threatened the volleyball team’s season, it managed to complete the season despite the adversity.

“I was really happy we had a season and it was super-fun to get out of the house and play the sport I love to play,” junior Sofia Saladino said.

Saladino said that after being quarantined for so long, she was motivated and ready to play.

“The season was super-short and we had to wear masks while sweating on the bench and it was bothering, but we all dealt with it,” she said.

Junior Jess Marzano said she was grateful to be playing volleyball at all.

“I was excited that we even got to have a season in the first place and just being with team is always fun,” she said.

But Marzano said the season wasn’t all positive.

“We had a shortened season and we got kicked out of districts in the first round, which really sucked,” she said.

Coach Mariah Parker said that Edgewood got the best of her team.

“We lost to Edgewood in the regular season and in the semifinal match,” she said. “We knew we had the capability to beat them both times, but we just couldn’t make it past the mental block to secure the win.”

Parker said the Lady Wildcats had lots of great games despite the bad ones.

“The highest point for our team was beating Eau Gallie,” she said. “It was the last game of the season and the team really wanted to grab another win. It was a great game.”

By Adrian Delia