By Emma Jones
Even though it was Fall Break, the Coliseum filled up for the Legend vs. Chaparral volleyball game on Oct. 15. The fans did not go home disappointed as Legend beat their crosstown rivals in four sets.
Starting the game, each senior Lady Titan was recognized on Senior Night. Regardless of being rivals, the ladies displayed sportsmanship and class, by supporting the Chaparral senior girls by giving them each a flower.
Watching the varsity girls warm up, there was a feeling in the air that the Ladies would finally beat Chaparral, a tough team to beat since they won state both 2010 and 2011.
The Coliseum Crazies stood in silence as they waited for the first five points. As soon as the Titans hit the first five, the stands went wild. Winning the first set at 29-27, the girls had to win three sets to finally beat our rivals.
After a strong start the ladies continued to play hard, winning the second set 25-23. The only victory for Chaparral was the third set, at a close score of 18-25.
Keeping their heads held high, the Lady Titans continued to power through in the fourth set of the night. The last set was even more intense than the rest. Knowing if the ladies won, they would be beating their rivals. And the ladies dominated, taking the win at 25-21.
“At first there were quite a bit of nerves, but once everyone got settled in, we played our game,” said senior Meg Householder.
Sophomore Laura Williems and senior Nikki Kennedy lead the charts with 10 kills each. Senior Kenzie Busick, junior Sophie Brennan, and sophomore Kasie Gilfert each served up an ace. And defending the net senior Nikki Kennedy had eight total blocks.
The Crazies went wild, filling the Coliseum with cheers.
“It felt really good, and it showed what we are capable of,” junior Maille Pierce said. “We were all really excited for the win.”
“Beating a rival team, it’s a feeling I have never felt before. Knowing we have worked so hard to get somewhere over the years and we finally did,” sophomore Hannah Martellaro said.
“It was the most amazing feeling in the world. I also beat them when I played on JV, but those two games were totally different. I can’t even explain how I felt I had so many emotions going through me. And all I knew is I was so proud of my team and everything we have done to earn that. And there isn’t anybody else I would rather share it with,” senior Amy Daubenspeck said.
The Lady Titans hard work and team spirit has really paid off, helping them earn a win against our biggest rival school. Come support the ladies this weekend for their tournament at Legend.