JV volleyball becomes the Queen of the Hills

JV volleyball becomes the Queen of the Hills

Battle of the Hills: Forest Hills Northern, Eastern, and Central all fight to see who is the superior team at Eastern’s home court. 

Last week, the JV team went 1-2 both days it played. With issues communicating, the girls couldn’t find much success. This time around, things were different.

In their first game, the Rangers faced off against their rival Forest Hills Northern. Central won the match in three sets. In the first set, they comfortably defeated the Huskies, 25-19. However, Northern turned up the pace in the second set and defeated the ladies 25-22. Finally, in the last set, the one that only goes up to 15 points, FHC came out victorious 15-10 behind elite play from sophomore Maggie Sneider, concluding the match.

“Maggie Sneider did very well blocking in the first game,” head coach Kendra Zwart said. 

The only team left for the girls was the home team: Forest Hills Eastern. In the first set, the girls came out strong, beating the Hawks 25-11. Then, in the second set, they powerfully defeated the Hawks 25-16. Against Eastern, sophomore Bella Grounin had 5 kills—the most for that game.

“I think I did well overall, especially for not playing my usual position outside,” Bella said. “I instead played right side, and I really enjoyed it.”

Another big impact was Ashtyn Scarlato; she stepped into the middle role and delivered big for the girls due to the fact that one of their middles was out sick.

“Overall, we had strong communication and ball control,” coach Zwart said.

The JV team struggled last week with both of those aspects. However, this time, the girls showed vast improvement and won the Battle of the Hills.