JV volleyball struggles throughout the week but finishes with some success

JV volleyball struggles throughout the week but finishes with some success

Two weeks ago, the JV volleyball team faced off against four different teams and went 1-3 on the day. However, this week, the girls looked forward to showing their improvement.

On Tuesday, the team played multiple games once again. In the first game, they ran past Unity Christian, winning in three sets. All the girls played very well and had excellent scramble plays leading to their success. In their second game, they went up against a very solid Hudsonville team. Although the volleyball team played very hard, it came up barely short, losing in two sets. In the girl’s last game of the day, they faced off against Grand Rapids Christian. Once again, they were not able to win a set and lost in two. Even with two losses, there was still significant improvement compared to their games two weeks ago.

“Everyone on the team played very hard and we improved our communication throughout the games,” said head coach Kendra Zwart.

Lastly, on Thursday, the ladies battled against Byron Center, Grand Haven, and Reeths-Puffer. Against Byron Center and Grand Haven, they struggled with communication, leading to the girls losing both games in two sets. On the bright side, FHC handily defeated Reeths-Puffer in two sets. In both sets, they won 25-23, coming back from behind and exceeding in many categories.  Maggie Sneider and Elena Kavanaugh both played very well, ending the week on a good note.

“I think we did really well but I think we could work on our communication more,” said Maggie Sneider.

Next week, the JV volleyball team will play at Forest Hills Northern against multiple teams on Tuesday. On Saturday, the Rangers will play at Hudsonville, once again against multiple teams.

“Overall, they performed very well at the net, on defense, and exceeded in ball control from the back row players,” coach Zwart said.