Women’s volleyball defeats New Trier

Huddle  in  for  the  win:  Listening to new head coach Kelly Dorn, the women’s volleyball team huddles and discuses their play after their win against the Niles North. The Titans played and defeated the Vikings on Sept. 27 ending by scores of 25-5 and 25-14.

Sophie Mason

Huddle in for the win: Listening to new head coach Kelly Dorn, the women’s volleyball team huddles and discuses their play after their win against the Niles North. The Titans played and defeated the Vikings on Sept. 27 ending by scores of 25-5 and 25-14.

Sophie Vick, asst. sports editor

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South’s women’s volleyball team, led by head coach Kelly Dorn, has a current record of 10-3. The team is working towards having a winning season and advancing as far as possible in their postseason play, according to Dorn.

Senior Captain Sarah Wojick says the team is working hard to win against Maine South and Niles West. The team had a great start to their season by placing first in the second pool and went 4-1 at their first tournament they played in, according to Wojick.

“The only team we lost to [in the tournament] was Stevenson, and we know we can compete with them,” Wojick said.

According to Wojick, the second tournament the Titans played in was at New Trier, and they came out with a victory in their second place bracket when they were down 10 points. Despite the team being down by 10, Dorn pulled junior Enola Varga, and focused on getting points with serves.

“We were down 10 points, and [we] had our middle serving, with no libero in,” Wojick said. “We got more than 10 points in a row, and [we] came back and won the whole game.”

Junior outside hitter Cat Berg also agreed it was really exciting to see the team persevere.

“After our coach called a timeout, she really lit the fire [in us] and made us believe that we could do this and come back from 10 points,” Berg said. “Everyone played with confidence on the court, and we had amazing team chemistry.”

Dorn believes the team has really grown from that tournament and continues to as they prepare for their upcoming games against Niles North, Evanston and Loyola.

“We’re a really strong team and once the girls catch a hold of how strong we are, we are going to be on fire,” Dorn said.

According to Dorn, the next tournament the Titans will compete in is the Glenbrook Discovery Tournament, hosted by Glenbrook North. Dorn hopes they can win against key teams and gain more experience competing with teams they will see again during conference.

“A whole bunch of conference teams will be in it,” Dorn said. “It will be challenging [because] we have great teams in our area, but it’s definitely a tournament I think we can win.”    

Both Dorn and Wojick agree that the team’s main goal for the season is to win conference. Recently the Titans defeated the Trevians in a conference game on Sept. 22. Wojick claims this was the most rewarding game so far this season.

“We beat the one team we were going after,” Wojick said. “I was extremely satisfied with my team and how we all handled situations through the game. [We’re excited] to see them and win again.”

The next time the Titans hit the court will be Sept. 30 against York High School.

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