A tough slate of games ends with varsity volleyball going 2-1-1 over the weekend

A tough slate of games ends with varsity volleyball going 2-1-1 over the weekend

A hard-fought weekend did not end in the result that the varsity volleyball team wanted, but there was still a lot of success to look at.

Over the past weekend, FHC’s varsity volleyball squad traveled to Hudsonville High School to face off in another regular-season tournament. This time, the Rangers had a difficult weekend with only two wins versus both Northview and Covenant Christian while suffering a loss to West Ottawa and tying Unity Christian.

This weekend was more of a learning curve than anything for such a strong team. FHC has had massive amounts of success in these tournaments so far, holding a record of 19-2 in tournament play. The team wasn’t at its best during the weekend but did realize that there were many positives to emerge from these games.

“Our team got better as we had more energy on and off the court, and we had success when our team trusted each other on the court,” junior Brooke Kushak said.

Emerging as a true star, sophomore Avery Weslow dominated on the court this weekend, going for a combined 25 kills, 4 aces, 16 digs, and 32 receptions. As always, senior Sophie Shields played just as well, amounting to 20 kills, 4 aces, 25 digs, 3 assists, and 17 receptions. Elsewhere on offense, senior Sophia Galan was a sniper out on the court, as she amassed several kills for the Rangers while junior Averie Zaschak did her thing by getting team-highs in assists.

The Rangers are now 24-4-1 and are looking to get back in their groove. FHC moves into a big week with a matchup against Northview on Tuesday and a tournament at Jenison on Saturday.