Lady Bulldogs end season strong


Hallie Spielman

Junior Morgan Swab goes to spike the volleyball at the OLSH varsity volleyball team.

Hallie Spielman, Editorial Editor

The volleyball team’s season has ended for the year. This season has been a strong season for the Lady Bulldogs as they end the season with a record of 6-12. This season, Bradley Baldwin and Jillian Zentko are the coaches for the volleyball team.

On Oct. 1, the volleyball team won their game against the New Brighton Lions. The Lady Bulldogs won in straight sets. The next day on Oct. 2, the team lost 0-3 to Avonworth High School.

On Oct. 4, the team lost to South Park High School in straight sets. On Oct. 8, the Lady Bulldogs topped Western Beaver 3-1. On Oct. 9, the varsity team lost to North Catholic 0-3. On Oct. 11, the Lady Bulldogs lost to OLSH 0-3. On Oct. 15, the volleyball team lost to Lincoln Park 0-3.

Freshman Olivia Evans believes in her teammates and coaches as they complete their season.

“This year I feel that the team has done a great job overall. I love how the team works really hard and never quits. Since the beginning of the school year, I think everyone on the team has improved. Overall I think we are doing a great job,” Evans said.

On Oct. 18, the Lady Bulldogs played their final game against Hopewell High School. This night was also Senior Night and the last game that seniors Sara Schoedel and Jenna Engel would play.

“We are losing two of our finest players and leaders: Jenna Engel and Sara Schoedel. It’s going to be a tough adjustment next season, but our junior class is strong and ready to step up as the experienced leaders,” Baldwin said.

“The freshmen have added so much positive energy and enthusiasm to our team. Coach JZ and I truly see the passion for the sport this year!” Baldwin said.

Evans transitioned to the high school volleyball team after playing volleyball in middle school.

“Volleyball helped with my transition from middle school to high school because I knew some of the upperclassmen from middle school volleyball.  Since I knew some of the other upperclassmen they always were ready to help,” Evans said.

Coach Baldwin believes that the Lady Bulldogs will further their improvement as volleyball players next season.

“Overall, I am happy with our performance this season. We have really improved as a team. I feel that our record does not accurately reflect how we’ve played this year,” Baldwin said.