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.