FHC Varsity Volleyball Sweeps Northview

FHC Varsity Volleyball Sweeps Northview

Peyton Fester, Sports Reporter

FHC Varsity volleyball swept division opponent Northview on Tuesday night. The battle took place on the hardwood floors of FHC’s gymnasium. It only took FHC the first three sets to complete the dismantling of the Wildcats. In the first set, the Rangers were very up and down, but pulled things together when it mattered most. Ultimately, FHC scored back to back points after being knotted up at 24 which assured a victory in the first set. Senior outside hitter Reese Weslow felt that they could have came out stronger.

“I think our energy was just really bad,” Reese said. “We started off really flat and that’s why they were so close with us.”

The second set was owned by FHC. Reese showed why she is committed to the Miami of Ohio after peppering Northview with several spikes throughout the second set. Head coach Lauren Heinz was fully aware of the keys to success on the defensive side of things.

“We shut down their really good hitter on the outside,” Heinz said. “That’s kind of what we were focused on was making sure she didn’t take control.”

After the coalition of Reese and total dominance on defense, FHC was able to set themselves on cruise control and win the second set 25-20.

The security of being up two sets to none was there for FHC in the third set. However, the Rangers let the insurance get to them and started to ease the pressure off of Northview. In the process, FHC lost some ground, and the Wildcats came trudging back during the third set. Opposite hitter, junior Kendall Gardener, knows that this is something they need to improve upon.

“After this game we realized we need to have higher intensity practices,” Kendall said. “We practice how we play, and we’ve not been having the greatest practices so we’re going to be focusing on those.”

The low intensity levels in the third set forced Heinz to call a timeout while behind Northview 7-11. The Rangers rallied back and forced some drama late in the set. FHC was down 23-24, yet pushed through to complete the sweep.

The sweep was not as smooth as the ladies would have liked, however they are walking into their next match on Thursday against Greenville with confidence.

“Every night we go out there,” Heinz said. “We play the same regardless of who the team is. Hopefully, we come out a bit more energized on Thursday.”