After a 3-0 sweep of Episcopal, the Girls’ Volleyball team kicked off big wins on Thursday with the Maverick Field Hockey and Football teams following suit.
While these teams remain undefeated in conference play, Girls’ Volleyball will have little time to enjoy their win as they get ready for the team that eliminated them from a SPC title last year.
Down early in Game 1, St. John’s Girls’ Volleyball found their stride to dominate in and eventually take out the Knights 3-0. Led by a team high 90 IPE (individual play efficiency) from Captain Meryl Gibbs (’12), St. John’s closed out EHS, to win the first of three varsity rivalry contests on Thursday.
“One thing that makes us a strong team is that we don’t get intimidated by an early lead from our opponent,” said Gibbs. “We are a team that does not back down!”
Soon after the Girls’ Volleyball team got their 18th win of the season, seniors Alexa Mullins, Chase Musslewhite, Sarah Urdahl and Catherine Dawson led Maverick Field Hockey to post their 10th win with a 2-0 dominating performance against EHS. Football, 3-0 in SPC, finished the sweep, winning 35-18 underneath clear evening skies.
Girls’ Volleyball, however, will not be able to take a holiday on Monday in recognition of Columbus Day. Instead the 2009 SPC Champs will set out to discover what they are made of when they clash with the St. Stephen’s Spartans, the 2010 SPC champions. Coming off their first SPC championship last year, the Spartans
are 19-2, a record that includes a win over Huntington Beach High School of California.
Current Mavericks Gibbs, Avery Landrum (’12), Stephanie Guo (’13), Jane Labanowski (’13), and Alia Nazir (’12) were all on the 2009 championship team coached by Head Coach James Fuller.
“This will be a good mid-season conference test for us,” said Fuller. “Our job is to focus on the match at hand and stick with our game plan.”
Sam Chambers- Athletic News