FHC Varsity Volleyball Finishes Regular Season on a High Note

FHC Varsity Volleyball Finishes Regular Season on a High Note

Kyle Peirce, Sports Reporter

The FHC Varsity volleyball team looked to get a resounding win to lock up the conference title after beating Lowell on Tuesday. The Lady Rangers got exactly that in a dominant win against Ottawa Hills to win the conference title.

FHC (11-1 in conference) won at home in their last regular season game of the year. It capped off a near perfect regular season heading into districts.

Coach Lauren Heinz was happy with how the team was able to send out the seniors.

“All the seniors got to play tonight,” Heinz said. “They all got to contribute. They all did a nice job, so I think it’s a great way to end the season.”

FHC attacked early and often, forcing Ottawa Hills to be on the defensive all set long. The Lady Rangers were able to set up some spikes, while all Ottawa Hills could do was try to keep the ball in play. FHC would go on to win the first set 25-13.

In the second set, Ottawa Hills capitalized on early errors from FHC. However, FHC shook off the slow start in route to another solid set victory to go up 2-0 in the match. Riding the big lead, FHC cruised to victory in the 3rd set against Ottawa Hills to sweep the match 3-0. The Lady Rangers were on the attack the whole match. Most of Ottawa Hills’ points came from FHC mishaps.

Senior Reece Weslow was very happy with the way the team ended the regular season.

“We didn’t play down to their level,” Reece said. “We ran an effective offensive system.”

Reece wasn’t as emotional as she thought she would be in her last regular season game.

“It was weird,” Reece said. “But we’ll play again here for districts so it wasn’t as sad as I thought it would be.”

Regarding districts, FHC starts their postseason this Monday against Greenville. Senior Bri Tilton is confident in the team’s ability to get the job done.

“If we do what we need to do, we have the potential to do well in the tournament,” Bri said.

Heinz was also excited to get districts started.

“We definitely have a good chance of winning,” Heinz said. “We’re going to have to be at the top of our game for every game. It’s definitely a doable thing, and I know it’s one of our goals for this season. So now we start to focus on [districts] now that the regular season is over.”