Freshman volleyball comes back in the third set to beat Forest Hills Northern

Freshman volleyball comes back in the third set to beat Forest Hills Northern

After a strong start to the match, the Rangers won the first set. After the Huskies took the second set, though, it was up to a late third-set comeback to take the game back for freshman volleyball.

In the latest game for the freshmen, they took on Forest Hills Northern at home. They started off strong, winning through their very solid serve and receive game, led by the team’s liberos, Kaitlyn Childers and Ava Tyrell. Together, they led the team with great passes from the back row.

After the first set, however, Northern won the second set, as the Rangers were unable to keep up their strong momentum seen early on in the match. This is something that has been seen before in the season before. The team often starts and ends strong, which has worked well, but one aspect they’ve been working on is maintaining that consistency in the middle of the game.

Luckily for FHC, in the third set, the Rangers began their comeback by attacking Northern with their middles, Coco Mehney and Avery Koehler. They both did a stellar job attacking the ball aggressively, and the team as a whole improved in its movement and technical skills on the court.

Another strong aspect of the team was setters Jordan Koning and Stella Penner, who led the team with their aggressive passing and intelligent playing style. A very pivotal moment in the match was found in the third set when the team really kicked it into gear and focused on their communication.

“I think we did a good job of attacking at the net late in the game, and that helped us win,” Mia Burr said.

The Rangers ended up winning in the end against Forest Hills Northern, marking the girls’ best late-game match of the season.

We are focusing on using the momentum we get from our first sets and bringing that into our second sets,” head coach Payton Milo said. “We are keeping our focus on playing smart and aggressive throughout the whole match, not just the beginning or the end.”