Girls volleyball record continues to improve while hitting major milestones


Tiger Paw

Varsity girls volleyball holds up the first place trophy after beating Marquette in the finals of the Gateway Matchup tournament.

With an outstanding record and lofty goals for the rest of the season, the girls varsity volleyball team is hitting major milestones.

This past weekend (Sept. 25-28) the girls hosted the 19-team Gateway Matchup and won the tournament for the first time in OHS history. The girls beat Marquette in the final on Saturday, Sept. 28. They played two games and swept the Mustangs 25-12, 25-20. OHS improved its record to 20-1-1 and has gone unbeaten in its last 21 matches.

“It has been a joy watching them develop and grow as this season progresses,” said head coach Lucas Allen. “While the wins and trophies are exciting, these girls are successful because they push themselves to give their best every time they step on the court.”

Aside from the great record, the four seniors — Emily Schellhase, Alexis Williams, Julia Klump, and Angela Elguezabal — are hitting personal milestones as well

Both Elguezabal and Schellhase recently surpassed 500 kills for their career.

“It feels pretty great,” Elguezabal said. “I never thought I would reach that high.” 

Schellhase hit her mark when she got the game winning kill over Marquette in a previous match, Sept.13.

“It felt so amazing,” said Schellhase. “Everyone went crazy; it was just super awesome.”

Williams also hit a major milestone when she hit the 1,000 digs mark, the second person in OHS history to reach that goal.

“It was such a good feeling,” said Williams. “My whole family was in the stands, my friends were there with posters. It was just awesome.”

Klump, who is about to reach the 1,500 assist mark, says this is a great way to get the team ready for the postseason.

“This is one of the best seasons we’ve had so far; it’s been a good ride,” said Klump, whose team faces Villa Duchesne at OHS on Oct.1. “We’re excited to see where it takes us.”