Varsity volleyball falls to the Lowell Red Arrows in the district finals


Last Thursday, the varsity volleyball team took on the Lowell Red Arrows in the district finals game. Sadly, the Rangers weren’t able to come away with a win and fell to the Red Arrows in three sets. 

The Rangers hung right with the Red Arrows throughout the entire first set; however, they weren’t able to pull off a victory and lost 25-22. In the second set, the Rangers took the lead early with a 21-13 start, but despite their best efforts, the Red Arrows had a comeback and beat the Rangers in the second set with a score of 25-21. Junior Julia Bouma had a stellar first two sets, picking up ten digs for the Rangers, along with five aces and two attacks. Junior Tatum Otolski also had a very impressive performance, securing fourteen attacks and four kills for the Rangers. 

Headed into the third set, the Rangers needed a win to keep the game going, but the Red Arrows defeated them once more in a set fought to the very end. The Rangers fell to Lowell with a score of 25-23 in the third and final set of the night. In her last game as a Ranger, senior Lauren Schofield stepped up and combined for ten kills and thirteen attacks throughout the game, not to mention her six digs and eight serve-receives from the Red Arrow servers. 

On account of this loss, the Rangers ended their season as District finalists. They finished with a 10-2 record in the OK White conference, along with securing the title of Queen of the Hills in their battle of the Hills meet earlier in the season.