Varsity Volleyball Looks Past the Scores


Grace Klauser, Reporter

The Braves varsity volleyball team has been fighting hard, but unfortunately, they have not seen the outcome they were hoping for originally. Holding a 2-8 record, the girls are not giving up, trying to stay positive and hold their heads high.

The season began to go downhill so quickly that the team suffered a player loss this week. The girls are working on getting past this and recovering so they can turn things around for the last couple of weeks of the season.

“Our hard work just isn’t paying off right now,” said sophomore libero Mia Loveland. “We  just need to start working even harder.”

At the beginning of the season, the team was expecting to take more wins than they have so far. Now the girls are working on breaking down what it is that they need to work on so they can improve not only as a team, but as individual players.

“The season has been pretty rocky,” said junior outside hitter Olivia Zumdieck. “We haven’t been bringing out the intensity we hoped for, but I think right now we need to focus on building our confidence.”

The girls are working on looking past their record and deeper into what it’s going to take to change the outcomes.

“A positive mindset is huge in volleyball,” said junior middle hitter Selea Klepper. “It can be easy to be hard on ourselves when we don’t do well which will take us further down. But we have to look past that now so we can start doing greater things.”

Senior captain and outside hitter Beatriz Cuevas is recovering from a spine injury from week one. She is slowly beginning to return back to normal. As one of the strongest players on the team, the return of Cuevas will be a great advantage for the last two weeks.

Although the post season may not be looking very bright for the Braves, they are hoping for better outcomes these last couple of weeks. The Varsity team next takes on Seattle Prep at BBHS on Tuesday, October 18 at 7pm!