Lady Cards fall 3-0 to Perry Meridian


Emma Sprague

Senior Rachel Dean attempts to block a Perry Meridian player. SHS lost 3-0.

The SHS girls volleyball team endured a tough 3-0 loss at the hands of the Perry Meridian Falcons on Sept. 11. The Cards’s record moves to 7-8.

A slightly intimidating aspect of the game for the Lady Cards was going up against senior Caitie Baird of the Falcons, according to junior Nicole Vidaurre. Baird is ranked as the second best in the nation for high school girls volleyball players. However, the Cards had an idea of what to expect from facing her previously, according to Vidaurre.

“I think that we set aside the fact that she’s ranked number two and just played to the best of our ability,” Vidaurre said.

SHS lost in three sets with a total of 46 points for SHS and 75 for the Falcons. Junior Lauren Cullison led the Cards with 14 kills, and the rest of the team had eight.

The work ethic of the team was good throughout the game with girls diving, digging, and chasing to get balls, according to girls volleyball coach Chelsea Hoffman. Players like sophomore Rachel Campbell and junior Vanessa Miller were consistently sacrificing their bodies to make plays.

“I think you definitely saw they work hard,” Hoffman said. “They want to be out there. Now it’s just fixing and tweaking some little things.”