December 1, 2021
Girls’ volleyball also finished in third. Junior captain Margot Manning felt that the most stressful moment during the SPC tournament occurred during the team’s semifinal match against Oakridge. Although the Mavericks led after the first two sets, they ultimately lost the match 2-3.
“It just kind of slipp[ed] out from under us,” Manning said.
During the third set of the Oakridge match, Manning injured her wrist, so she was unable to play in the third-place match against Greenhill.
“The energy was just so high, and everyone was having so much fun,” Manning said, “but the feeling of not playing with the seniors ever again also mixes with the happiness of winning our last game.”
Manning says that missing last year’s season impacted the team’s motivation, and subsequently, their performance, this season.