MIHS Volleyball Defeats Liberty in a Close Game

Kira Lancaster, Staff Writer

After 5 sets of close back and forth action, the MIHS Islanders came through with a 3-2 win on September 29th’s home volleyball game against Liberty High School.

The game started with a home student section of about 6 people, which may have impacted the spirit and energy throughout the first set.

“I think we had some consistency issues throughout,” Captain Olivia Guo said. “There [were] a lot of ups and downs… I think one thing our team is working on is being able to keep the energy up and keep our consistency.”

However, these struggles didn’t impact them as they ended up winning the first set 25 to 17. But Liberty kept it tight and the Islanders’ efforts faltered and they fell to a 19 to 25 loss in the second set. The student section began filling up with energetic individuals who were decked out in spirit-wear and enthusiastically pumping up the players. They watched as the Islanders kept the game close and recovered from their previous loss with a 10 point win in the third set.

But after Liberty pulled through with a 25 to 18 point win in the fourth set, both teams were tied. “I think what we just need to work on is being able to keep the chemistry going even when we might be messing up,” Guo said.

Tied 2-2, both teams had one last set to make the winning score. Luckily, the Islanders put in their all and ended the game by winning 15-7.

“I’m really happy that we pushed through in the last set,” Guo said. “I just think the whole last set was really cool, everyone was so happy it was great!”