Volleyball team wraps up season

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The varsity girls volleyball team gets psyched up before a recent game.

Tikaya Jones, Managing Editor

The BHS girls’ volleyball team came out ready for its last game before regionals on Oct. 22, with JV and varsity both sweeping the Hawks in two sets.

Senior Rebecca Kolk said that beating Jefferson was important going into the regionals.

“As a team, we’ve worked on our weaknesses during practice and improved a lot on them,” Kolk said. “I think we need to come out strong against Woodstock and have the confidence, we can beat them.”

On Oct. 14, the team had its last home game, with varsity sweeping the Titans away in three sets. On Oct.19, the Bucs faced rival Belvidere North, with both varsity and JV losing in two sets. On Oct. 21, the varsity squad swept the Huskies in three sets, while JV fell in three sets after a hard fight.

“We tried taking a step back from over-thinking the things we already know how to do,” said JV coach Samantha Vanco. “(We also needed to) remember to have fun”.

On Oct. 7  the Bucs had their senior night with varsity beating the Pretzels’ in two sets. The program honored seniors Rebecca Kolk, Addison Molloy, Joanna Brown, Carolyn Salgado, and Athena Kindgren. Senior night consisted of all five seniors being announced by their head coach, Storm Britt. They all got to walk out with their parents and received gifts from their teammates. A few of the other varsity players got to give them a speech.

Junior Ava Bankord said that the seniors have had left a positive impact on their team that will never be forgotten.

“Senior night went even better than I expected,” she said. “Playing with (them) has been some of my favorite memories, and I will be sad to see them go. I am excited to see where they end up in their future and will miss them so much.”

At the Belvidere North Regional, the Bucs fell to Woodstock in two sets.