After hard fought sets, varsity volleyball loses to Northview 0-3


Varsity volleyball was defeated Thursday night by the Northview Wildcats after three hard fought sets; 25-22, 25-25-17, 25-23. The loss puts the Rangers 3-5 in conference play.

FHC opened the set with a 6-3 lead, after two kills and a block from junior Katrina Bodkins, two kills from freshman Julia Bouma, and a kill from senior Louise Gallup. Despite the early dominance from the team, the set started to transition into back and forth scoring runs. Northview was able to go on multiple scoring runs, putting themselves down by one at 13-12 and making head coach Colleen Shields take her first time out. Coming out of the time out Northview was able to keep the run going, eventually putting them up 14-13 before a hitting error on their side would end the streak. Katrina would earn two more kills alongside one from senior captain Emma Beck and Julia before Northview would end the match 25-22.

Set two started with a kill from Katrina for FHC to take the lead 1-0. They were able to increase the lead to 5-1 with another kill from Katrina and one from junior Caileigh Treash. Even with the four point deficit, Northview regained their composure to go on a 6-1 run, putting themselves in the lead 7-6. A kill from the Wildcats would later force FHC to take a timeout when down by one, 13-12. Likewise to set one, the opposing team would earn two points after the timeout. A solo block from Julia would put the Rangers down by two at 17-15 after multiple kills from Emma. Shields would call another timeout after three consecutive kills from Northview. Two blocks from Caileigh and freshman setter Hannah Bergman would be the last points earned in the set for the Rangers.

Despite an impressive set from the Rangers, they were defeated in the third and final set 25-23. The beginning of the set was constant back and forth scoring until the Rangers were able to obtain a small lead of two at 5-3. Later in the set, Katrina would score a point to tie the score at 12-12. Unfortunately, they would again get behind after two errors which led to a time out from coach Shields. Following the minute rest, the girls in green went on a 6-1 run with kills from Caileigh, Emma, and Louise to force the first time out of the game from Northview. Shortly after, senior libero Audrey Tubbs would get a crucial save that led to a monster kill from Emma to keep the lead 20-17. A kill from Katrina would give the Rangers 23 points to the Wildcat’s 22, an important point for the team. Nonetheless, the Wildcats would go on a 3-0 run to end the set and take the match win 25-23.

The Rangers will be back in action Tuesday October 17 against Greenville at 6:00 P.M.