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For the second year in a row, Girls Varsity Volleyball is headed to the quarter finals

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Caylin Chan
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The Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team has officially concluded their regular season and are now in the playoffs. On senior night, October 27, the girls played their final league game and celebrated outgoing senior players. Along with having a regular season record of seven  wins and three  losses, the girls have also won several different tournaments during the season. The team has now won its first two playoff matches and is headed to the quarter finals on November 15. 

Senior Captain Kelly Gildea reflected on the season, saying, “I’ve already made some of the best memories of senior year with this team. We’ve improved and grown as a team both on and off the court.”

Sophomore Emma Wu said, “our season has been great so far, we work hard at practice, and that’s our key to how well we have been performing at games and tournaments. We’re always together, laughing and having a good time. Out of the couple of tournaments we played, we got 1st place in Cardozo’s [invitational tournament] and Seward’s [invitational tournament]. This marks our second year in a row winning both of these tournaments.”

Coach Elvis Hanif discussed how the team has maintained its record despite changes from last year’s group. He said, “The girls have relied more on ball control. And since we’ve lost a lot of height at the net and power and attack, we’ve relied more on defense.”

Junior Loise Arcega reflected on her first season with the team. Loise said, “this season has been amazing. Even though I just joined the team, I feel really intertwined with them, really connected. We are like a family.” 

Regarding the playoffs, Coach Hanif said, “the hope is always to play our best…I’m always looking to do one step better than last year. Last year, we went to quarters, so if we could go to [the] semis, that’s a big win, and if we can win [the] City Championship, that’s amazing.”

So far, the team has matched last year’s achievements by making it to the quarter finals. Whether they will make it to the semis will be decided on November 15.

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Caylin Chan
Caylin Chan, Sports Editor
Caylin is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She is very passionate about sports and enjoys photography. If you don’t find her on the basketball court you can find her watching a movie, listening to Taylor Swift, or watching the New York Mets.
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