Volleyball looks for rhythm in Lake Mary sweep


photo by Ava West

Outside Hitter Brooke Stephens is serving the ball. The team went on to beat Lake Mary 3-0.

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, the varsity volleyball team gained their first win of the season at home against Lake Mary. The team went 3-0, (22-25, 20-25, 23-25). The team had a slow start to the game, they weren’t receiving the ball as well and their communication was off, but as the first set went on, the team settled in and found their groove. 

This year the team is full of new girls and hungry athletes. They have been working tirelessly coming up with new rotations and plays for this season. 

“One of our biggest morals was that we all need to be working together,” Hitt said. “We have been working with a lot of different rotations. So what we can expect is a lot of different lineups this season.” 

It was a back and forth game with a couple of miscommunications between the team, but they settled in after the first few plays of the game. Libero Mayte Camacho, outside hitter Brooke Stephens and opposite hitter Jenness Orcutt dominated the court, having the biggest number of plays. They were keeping plays alive for their team, and scored a lot of points. 

“I was doing what’s best for my team and giving us another opportunity to score by making all my dives to keep the ball alive,” ‘Camacho said. “It feels amazing hearing everyone cheer after I make those plays.” 

Besides the slow start, the team came together and rallied the rest of the night. Camacho had 12 digs, and Stephens had 10 kills which helped lead to win the game. 

“I was feeling great after the game because it wasn’t just an easy win for us, we actually had to push ourselves which made the victory even better,” Stephens said. 

With a solid win against Lake Mary, the team is prepared to play Lake Howell on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be found on gofan.com.