A spiking defeat

SHS girls volleyball suffers a three set loss to the hands of Franklin Central


Contributed by Hope Reynolds

SHS Lady Cards gather around for a team picture after a team bonding brunch.

On Tuesday Aug. 24, the SHS girls volleyball team faced off against Franklin Central. Although the Cards got into many long rallies, it never seemed to end with them scoring on those rallies. The Cards who are led by their only two seniors, Hope Reynolds and Emily Galbraith just couldn’t keep up with the Flashes. They lost all three sets in close fashion, losing the first set 25-18, the second set 25-18 and finally conceding the third set 25-19. 

“In my opinion I think we should’ve taken a set off of them or beat them,” head coach Chelsea Hoffman said. 

According to Hoffman, junior Olivia Acker had a good game with 17 digs, two aces and five kills. 

“We gave it our all and came to compete,” Acker said.

The Cards started out strong scoring first in the first set and kept it tight for every set of the game. The Cards fought until the end, having a lead in the last set of the game until the Flashes got a burst of energy after a nice kill to finish out the game. 

“Effort wise, my team comes out and works hard,” Hoffman said. “I’m not mad at them.”

SHS is back in action and ready to bounce back soon, playing away at Westfield on Aug. 25. However, they will not find themselves at home until Sept. 2 where they will play their first conference game of their season.