The Kingfishers faced off against the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Knights on August 27 in our first volleyball match of the season, winning 3 out of 5 games.

The game started off with a blast. Led by their coach, Dr. Neubauer, as well as their captains Cathryn (#60), Brynn (#14), and Sydni (#7), the Kingfishers started out strong. Starting server Ryleigh (#17) worked with her team to score again and again. It didn’t take long for the Knights to find their rhythm, and they soon began to catch up.

DSC_0457The Kingfishers barely won the first game, lost the second, and went on to win the third. “Keep it up, girls!” said Coach Neubauer, as the teams took a quick break in between games.  “We got this.”

The Kingfishers were frustrated to lose the fourth game. Pulling together for one final pep talk, the teammates urged each other on. “If we win this one, we’re done.”  Margaret (#15) told them. “Keep it hype.”

Both teams started out the fifth game strong, every player determined to do her best and bring home a victory. The Kingfishers managed to pull ahead, but it all came down to the last few points. The Kingfishers scored the final point with a killer serve and won the match.

DSC_0441Everyone at TGS was overjoyed to win our first match. Even more than that, we were happy for a chance to play and to test our skills. Thank you to St. Elizabeth for a great game. We can’t wait to play again in the future.



By Ryleigh