Varsity volleyball is defeated by Lowell in three


FHC varsity volleyball was looking to get a win against the Red Arrows of Lowell to put themselves at 3-2 in conference. With constant massive runs from Lowell, the Rangers would lose the match 0-3.

The first game got off to a slow start for the Rangers who got put down by three for a score of 5-2. Despite this, they were able to gain a three point run with kills from juniors Caileigh Treash and Katrina Bodkins to tie the score at 10-10 and eventually take the lead with a kill from senior Morgan Tomaszewski to make the score 11-10. Despite the promising comeback, Lowell got a seven point run, which was briefly interrupted by a timeout from head coach Colleen Shields, to put themselves back in the lead at 17-11. After the long period of not scoring, the ladies got a two point run and a three point run. With kills from freshman Hannah Bergman and senior Kendall Gardner and aces from juniors Katie McClure and Kate Ryan, they were able to get the score within two at 19-17. The Red Arrows were starting to get another run, which lead to a timeout from Shields. After the timeout, Lowell would get a net violation to make the score 21-18. Unfortunately, Lowell would earn the next four points unanswered by the Rangers to end the game 25-18.

Game two started with back and forth scoring. However, the Red Arrows would get a nine point run to put themselves ahead 15-5. The run was finally ended when Katrina got a kill to give the team six. The game then went back to a roller coaster of scoring. Despite a kill from Kendall, a block and a kill from Caileigh, and an ace from senior Audrey Tubbs, the team would still be down 21-12. The Rangers obtained four more points before Lowell finished the game 25-16.

The third game started promising for the Rangers as they went up 2-0 with a net violation from Lowell and a kill from Kendall, unfortunately Lowell would bounce back to take the lead at 3-2. The Rangers would earn four points with errors from Lowell, but lost one to a kill by the opposing team, making the score 6-4. Likewise to previous games, Lowell got another scoring run of four before missing a serve to put them ahead 8-6. The streak was then ended by Kendall to put them within one. The game was then back and forth until Lowell yet again got another five point run, putting them up 20-13. After the run, Lowell missed two hits and had a ball handling error to give the Rangers three points at 20-16. A kill by senior Emma Beck would be the last point for the team before Lowell ended it 25-18.