The Ranger volleyball team continues to keep rolling


This past Tuesday night, the Ranger volleyball team made short work of the Greenville Yellow Jackets. The match ended in a three-set sweep by the Rangers, keeping them undefeated in regular season conference play. Players such as senior Emma Costello had a great game. Costello was excelling at her serving and was able to pick apart the defense well, along with having some very important digs. Senior captain Sarah Dunn also received the AVCA Max Prep Player of the Week award due to her impressive stats of 59 kills and 31 digs in only ten games.

“I was very grateful to be a winner of this honor,” senior captain Sarah Dunn said. “I couldn’t have done it without all of my coaches and teammates. I hope that this just gives us the confidence to know that we can go far in the playoffs if we play together and are able to trust and rely on everyone.”

The ladies are rolling and a conference championship is in sight, but before they are crowned “top dog” the Rangers need to take care of a match they have marked on their calendar. There is one team in particular that is standing in their way, the Forest Hills Northern Huskies. These teams have faced off against each other twice so far in non-conference play and the Rangers have fallen short both times. The Rangers have more than enough talent to take down the Huskies, but the question is do they have enough trust in each other?

In both matches against the Huskies, the Rangers suffered from miscommunications leading to free points for Northern. Those free points add up and they are hard to recover from. The Rangers unfortunately tend to dig themselves into a hole in which it is hard to get out of. However, the ladies have shown good signs, especially after their Battle of the Hills match-up. They are doing a better job at communicating and setting up plays to throw off their opposing team’s defense.

With clean play the Rangers are unstoppable, if fans can see that kind of play against Northern, there is no doubt the Rangers will leave the court victorious.

The ladies will face off against Grand Rapids Christian Thursday, October 6, at six p.m. at home. It is senior night, to honor all the ladies who have put in hard work over the last four years.