Senior volleyball players step up in special home game


Tara Vogler

Seniors (left to right) Hannah Voss, Abbie Dorsam, Rachel Luebbers, and Kelsey Mika were honored at Senior Night with poster cutouts of their faces.

Fans were seeing double trouble at the girls volleyball game.

As part of the Senior Night celebration, the volleyball teams had poster cutouts of each of the four seniors’ faces; when a senior got a kill or block, the underclassmen volleyball players would wave the cutouts.

Senior Night was a success; OHS beat Francis Howell Central in two sets on Thursday, Oct. 17, both close games with less than eight points’ difference between the two teams. Four seniors: Abbie Dorsam, Rachel Luebbers, Kelsey Mika, and Hannah Voss were honored before the game.

“I thought we had a great game. [The] seniors [played] very well,” head coach Morgan Lucas said. “They were definitely pumped for this game, being their last home game of their high school career.”

The firstset went back and forth, tied at many times. The score was tied at 24, and OHS players Tegan Hogan (11) and Dorsam executed a key block to make the score 25-24. Dorsam won the game for the Tigers on a kill to make the final score 26-24.

“Our team really came through, pulled it together, and won, and it feels awesome,” Dorsam said.

OHS won the second set by a score of 25-18. Each senior helped with the win; their poster cutouts swaying constantly in front of the crowd showed just how much they contributed–not only with leadership but also with performance. Luebbers, the libero, had several key kills in the second game.

“It was [a] great senior night,” Dorsam said. “I couldn’t have asked for it to be better.”

The OHS varsity volleyball team is now 14-14 and will play its final regular-season game against Seckman at Lindbergh on Thurs., Oct. 20 at 6:15 p.m.