Belvidere North volleyball

Belvidere North volleyball

Kaylee Bowman , Reporter

Belvidere North had a rough start to the volleyball season. Usually, the coaches have an idea of the lineup in the summer portion of open gyms and tryouts, but this year it was quite different. The team had many players missing due to injuries including third-year varsity player, Peyton Sewell (‘19). Because of the lack of players, North struggled to hash out a decent line-up;  this caused them to begin their season with two losses against Harlem and Guilford.

After those two losses, the team launched themselves back on top, while being lead by their two varsity captains, Brooklyn Messenger (‘19) and Taylor Ferguson (‘18). After the loss against Guilford, North has won every game. They rematched the Huskies at Harlem after their first loss of the season. They went to three intense matches after winning the first game. The third match was extremely close, but in the end, North came out victorious. The team was also victorious in their game against their last year co-conference champions, Boylan Catholic.

Although the season had such an off-putting start, the team has earned their name as conference champions. They actually beat Guilford in their last conference game to win that title. The Vikings messed up their rotation many times within the first half causing North to gain extra points winning them the match.

“I’m really proud of how we finished this year. We gave it our all at every practice and it paid off. I feel we are ready to play the rest of our games and just continue to move forward,” said Ysabelle Gavina (‘18).

“We have worked very hard all season and it feels great to have it pay off by winning conference all by ourselves. Going into regional finals we are going to give it our all and hope to be the first volleyball team in school history to bring home a regional title,” said Nicole Ackerman (‘18).

Their first regional game against the East had a similar outcome with North beating them by a landslide. Thunder killed the Erabs pointwise, winning 25-15 and then 26-16 in the second match. Unfortunately, the girls season ended early with a loss to Hononegah. The girls had a wonderful season and we cannot wait until next year.