JV Volleyball Cruises Past Cedar Springs

JV Volleyball Cruises Past Cedar Springs

Sean Wing, Sports Reporter

Sophomore Kate Ryan was all over the court making plays and helping her team to the victory.

FHC JV volleyball beat Cedar Springs 2-0 on Tuesday night. The Rangers won convincingly over a weaker opponent. FHC communicated well, stayed positive, and played hard. Head coach Natalie Roelfzema was very impressed with her team.

“Overall, I think we did very well working as a team,” Roelfzema said. “I think we did a great job mixing up our sets.”

Plays were made over and over by Kate. She led the way at the net and set the tone for the game. In game one, FHC was trailing and looking for answers. They found an answer when Kate took the ball to serve. The Rangers went on a 6-0 run, grabbed the lead, and never looked back. Kate was impressed that her team was able to stay focused, despite the competition level being less competitive.

“I think we did well at staying at our pace,” Kate said. “Cedar Springs wasn’t the toughest team we’ve played in our conference, but we did a good job of not sinking to their level. We stayed level and played good against them.”

Another impact player was sophomore Katie McClure. Katie made multiple plays that helped the Rangers secure the victory. Katie showed an impressive serve and a hard nosed attitude as she dove all around the court trying to save the Rangers multiple points. She helped FHC blow past Cedar Springs.

A player who also set the tone at the net was sophomore Carmen Marshall. She showed the ability to hit the ball through defenders and also showed the awareness to hit the ball in the right places. In the second game,  Carmen had a string of serves that went untouched for aces. Although they played well, Carmen thinks they have a few things to work on.

“We definitely need to work on our energy,” Carmen said. “We get really low sometimes if we’re not playing a tough team. When we play a good team, we get really hype.”

Roelfzema agreed with Carmen, saying they had a few things to improve on.

“I think we need to get better at anticipating the other side of the net,” Roelfzema said. “We need to work on figuring out where the other team is going to go.”