The volleyball team defeated Centenary College, 3-1, on Thursday Oct. 10.
The Lady Cavaliers waited for the Lady Cyclones for 29 minutes before the opposing team finally stepped on the court for warm-ups. The first match was slated to begin at 7 p.m. but was delayed until 7:50 p.m. The reason for the delay; Centenary’s bus could not fit under the railroad trestle on King of Prussia Road and had to back track in order to get to the Dixon Center for the game.
Even with the long wait, the Lady Cavs were able to stay excited and positive about the game. “I was confident in my team that we would win the whole time,” Katie Kapovic, first-year player, said.
The gym was filled with other student athletes and parents to support the team’s second home effort. “They’re doing good,” Ang Mourer, first-year soccer and basketball player, said mid-way through the game. “The girls did a good job. They showed a lot of hustle,” Kathleen White, parent, said.
Referees Gerry Sole and Kristen DeNucci called the game. “Tonight’s game was a hard fought consistent effort.” Tricia Arnold, coach said. The Lady Cavs took the first two games decisively before giving in to the Lady Cyclones in a well fought third match. Even with one loss the team stayed together. “We stayed on top, we never got down.” Amanda White, first-year player said.
White had a team high 17 kills in the game. The six-foot middle hitter was able to get around the Centenary defense the whole night with the help of junior captain Alissa Smith, who led the team with 17 assists. “In the last three games we’re playing as a whole; like a team. We look like there’s six players on the court that are ready to play at all times,” Arnold said. “They trust each other and when you dare to trust all things are possible.”
The team has been improving every game. With a solid mixture of freshmen in the rotation the team has had to learn to play together. “When you have chemistry, you have the win,” Arnold said.