Captivating comeback

Lady Cards volleyball team wins thrilling match vs. Terre Haute North Patriots


Astrid Gojko

The Lady Cards volleyball team huddles up to talk about the match on Oct. 8. They were able to make a comeback by winning the final three sets.

The fans sitting in the stands of the Southport Fieldhouse were on their seats for the long three hours that the Lady Cards volleyball team played the Terre Haute North Patriots. There were many great plays made by both teams, and their fierce effort made the games quite exciting.

The Lady Cards were an unstoppable force on the court during their game against the Patriots. They stepped on the court and were immediately ready to win, fighting greatly to score. During the junior varsity game, the team kept a lead ahead of the Patriots and ended up defeating them. The Lady Cards ended the game quickly, beating the Patriots by winning the first two sets. 

The varsity game was a nail biter for both teams. The Patriots had a steady lead at the beginning, beating the Lady Cards in the first two sets. However, the Lady Cards made an amazing comeback in the third set. After that, they were on fire and ended up beating the Patriots after winning the last three sets. 

A very emotional game for the Lady Card seniors, the team and Coach Chelsea Hoffman were very happy with the outcome. She attributes their ability to dominate the final three sets to the team’s ability to stay calm and focus on playing despite the high-pressure situation. 

“We did not come out strong, but the way we kind of just stayed calm and found that drive, kind of got us to the end there,” Hoffman said. 

This was the Lady Cards first conference win, and their 12th win for this season. The Lady Cards are ecstatic with the way the season has turned out, and the seniors are excited to have built the team into a strong family.

“I was very happy with the way it (the season) turned out,” senior Haley Kiefner said.