Being on a team takes dedication and teamwork and that is exactly what was shown by the varsity volleyball team on Tuesday, October 6. Millbrook’s outstanding players defeated James Wood in a tough game with sweet revenge. “We’ve only lost once to Battlefield in a tournament,” Alexis Weir, a sophomore who plays defensive middle says. “It took us five sets to win. The points were going back and forth. When we got to 11, we had to serve and pushed through.”
Millbrook’s Volleyball Team hasn’t won against James Wood since 2011. In volleyball, the teams play the best out of 5 sets. For the first four sets, one team needs 25 points to take the match, but in the fifth they only need fifteen. Millbrook won the first, second and fifth sets. James Wood won the third and fourth.
“We lost Imani Major in the third set and that was difficult because she is such a good player. But she is fine now so we should be a whole team again really soon,” Weir said. “This was a really intense game that you just had to attend to experience all the energy building up on both teams, on and off the court.” According to Weir, the players move more this year and work better as a team.
Carla Milton is the new coach this year and has made a great impact on the girls. “Serve, receive and defense,” was the only thing Alexis said could have been done differently to make it better. All together, both teams had over 100 points in the game on Tuesday. “It felt good to win,” Alexis said. “We were very excited to have broken the losing streak with James Wood. No one thought we could do it, so it felt amazing to prove them wrong.” The girls did a phenomenal job and want to invite everyone to the Dig Pink game on Thursday, October 22 in support of breast cancer awareness.