Senior season. Men’s volleyball plays in an ever changing spring with scattered showers of grit, perseverance and optimism for State.
Reasoning behind senior season? Nine out of the 13 players are seniors. I ran the fraction, and seniors make up 69 percent of the Varsity lineup.
Outside of the statistic, this season has been quite special. Volleyball’s eyes are set on a State championship with a real chance to do so.
Senior four year player Ian Thompson said, “State is a possibility.”
Webster’s most dominant performance was its first game against Bayless. First set was 25-6, and the second set was a reflection of the first one (25-6). The Statesmen destroyed Bayless.
Following Webster’s initial win against Bayless, it won against Mehlville, playing a lengthy three sets.
St. Mary’s was the Statemen’s first loss, but they bounced back by taking down Lindbergh. The Statesmen lost to the Flyers last year. The Statemen’s next match was against St. Mary’s again. Webster was able to score a little bit more points; however, the final result was the same. Next match was against Eureka. The first set was a close 21-25, and the second set ended 15-25. Webster’s record after Eureka stood at an even 3-3.
At the start of April, Webster faced the Pioneers and had a much better performance this year as opposed to last, but the result was still the same. Beginning of April, Webster’s record was 3-4. Statesmen had two full hefty sets against Ritenour and came out on top. Lindbergh proved to be indomitable as the Flyers persevered on top over the Statesmen through three grueling sets.
Webster went on to win against Summit and then played another grueling three sets against Pattonville. The Pirates won.
On April 16, Webster played Affton. After a grueling high scoring three sets, Webster persevered. First set was 18-25 (Affton). Second set was 27-25 (Webster). Third set was (33-31). Affton proved to be formidable but wasn’t able to close out Webster.
Regardless of close games, this year’s roster will have a running for the State title.
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