NDCS Irish Volleyball 2018:
The music was rocking, the cheerleaders were cheering and the announcer was announcing on point! The final match of the season started with a tribute to our 8th graders acknowledging Kenia G. for her nine years at NDCS and her three years in the volleyball program. She was a leader by example for her teammates. Next Brookes B. was recognized for her first year at our school as well as serving as a captain for the A Team. We were so fortunate to have both these young women in our Athletic Program.
Congrats to all our volleyball players for their improvement over the course of the season. Despite dropping their final match, both teams learned how to play the game at a much higher level and will only continue to improve. Look forward to NDCS Volleyball Camp this summer!
So close...after leading 23-21, the Irish A team could not finish off Little Flower in set one. "It was heartbreaking to watch our team fight and work so hard and not be able to shut the door," said Coach. "But I'm super proud of the way they competed."
Both teams lost the their matches in two sets but will get to try again tonight vs St. Peter Prince in their last match of the season. On a spiritual note, the team took a field trip across the street to visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of Little Flower, one of only four in the state and 84 in the United States. One of the players noted, "it was very cleansing to be there."
It was a great night for the Notre Dame Irish Volleyball teams and teachers. After the A & B Volleyball Teams ran through the Homecoming Banner provided by Student Council, Kenia G. sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. The teachers, players and opponents then prayed together before the Irish played their final match at home
The Irish B Team played its best match of the year against Antonian but fell short 25-20, 25-17. The team had some great rallies and continues to improve. Congrats to Lucy I. for getting her serve over at a crucial point in the match. The Irish A had several pass, set, hits on Wednesday night with all players stepping up their game. Georgia C. had some great sets and swings and Brookes B. hit and passed well. Jasmin G. and Kenia G. anchored the passing for the Irish. Great Volleyball Girls!
10/1 & 10/2
In back to back matches on Monday and Tuesday, Notre Dame volleyball continued to improve. The Irish A Team dropped a close first set on Monday with a great comeback off Kenia G.'s amazing serve. The team had several long rallies before dropping the match.
In B Team action on Tuesday, the Irish did some good things in their match against St. Thomas More. Looking forward to the double-header on Wednesday at home!
The A & B Teams traveled across town to watch their "VB Big Sis's" play in the Our Lady of the Hills Homecoming 2018 game. All players were introduced at the beginning of the match and were given gift bags by the Varsity Team. Our Irish A Team got to sit on the bench with the Varsity squad! OLH won the match in 3 sets.
Close but not enough...The Irish A Team fought back in set 2 after dropping the first game 25-18 to lead the 2nd set behind the strong serving of Georgia C. Although the team lost the match, they are starting to come together to play pass, set, hit volleyball. Their were some long, exciting rallies. Brookes B also had solid serves and a few strong hits. Keep Fighting Irish!
Girls Volleyball swept Ingram Middle School in front of a packed crowd at Tom Moore High School on Wednesday night. Taylor B. had close to a dozen aces as she served tough for the Irish. Jasmine G. and Brookes B. also had strong serves for points. In B Team action, the Irish won 25-12, 25-10. Ryan C. led the Irish with great passing and tough serving. Great job Notre Dame Volleyball!
Girls Volleyball played really well at times on Wednesday and fought hard but came up short 25-13, 25-10 vs St. John Berchmans. Taylor Bloom and Brookes B. served really well in the match. Jasmine G. had some great run through's on defense as well.