Volleyball – Girls Varsity vs Marianapolis Preparatory School – Away
The KO Girls Varsity Volleyball team hit the road once again to play the Marianapolis Preparatory School Knights, adding the Wyvern win streak (5 in a row!).
The set scores were 25-7, 25-17, 25-18. In the first set, the Wyverns made some key adjustments to deep hitting from the Marianapolis offense, responding with our own offensive strikes. Jillian Alexander ‘24 was a force from the right side with her execution of wide angled hits with razor-thin margin for error. Jill Plaut ‘23 had a tremendous service run to secure KO’s lead, taking nearly half of the points for the set under her service. In the second set, the two teams had back-and-forth scoring runs as KO took time to adjust to clever changes in Marianapolis’s offense. Allie Arcaro ‘24, in the libero position, showed masterful court coverage of open spaces, and Lindsay Bailey ‘22 was finding the lines left and right with tricky pushes and tips at the net. Naomi Wong ‘22 bailed the team out of the contentious middle of the set with deep serving. In the third set, the Wyverns began with a service run from co-captain Mackenzie Caruso ‘23, the picture of consistency on the service line, but Marianapolis eventually caught up to KO’s lead. KO was able to seal the deal with a balanced offensive-defensive effort that got us through some long and exciting points. Avi Lohr ‘24 diffused difficult serves from the opponent with high passes to start the Wyverns off on the right foot. Kata Mesterhazy ‘23 had some remarkable blocks that denied the opponent’s attempts to change the momentum of the set, and Hailey Williams ‘24 showed her resilience on the service line late in the game to ensure that our lead wouldn’t be eclipsed.
The Wyverns are eager to keep this wave of wins going! Our next opportunity is on 10/13 at home against Williston Northampton.
KO: 3 – Marianapolis Preparatory School: 0
Location: Marianapolis Preparatory School
Directions: Follow I-84 E to CT-190 E in Union. Take exit 73 from I-84 E
Win- KO: 3 - Marianapolis Preparatory School: 0