Girls volleyball wraps up a fantastic season


Emily Merritt

Girls volleyball celebrates their district winning point against Seckman, on Oct. 30. They beat the Jaguars in two games, both being 25-14, to bring home the first district title since 2013.

The OHS girls volleyball season came full circle during sectionals on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The girls started their season with a loss to Lafayette, and ended their postseason run against the Lancers with a heartbreaking defeat.

The entire first match was a game of tug-o-war with the final score being 26-24 in favor of Lafayette. The second game was not as close with the final being 25-14, ending a one of  kind season for OHS.

Even though the season did not end how everyone hoped, the girls and coaches want to focus on how this past season has arguably been the best in school history.

“This has definitely been my favorite and most memorable season,” said Emily Schellhase (12). “I got to play with my best friends, we all hit milestones together, and it was the best record in school history.”

The girls ended their season with a remarkable  29-3-1 record. With that fantastic record also came major milestones such as seniors Schellhase and Angela Elguezabal both reaching the 500 kill mark, senior Julia Klump passing the 1,500 assist mark and senior Alexis Williams surpassing 1,000 digs. The girls also took home first place in the Gateway Matchup tournament, on Sept.25-28, won a district title for the first time in six years, and even went unbeaten for 21 consecutive matches. 

Even though the girls did not go as far as they had hoped, they still had a phenomenal season with a lot of great achievements.

“They should be very proud of how successful they were, ” said Coach Lucas Allen. “They had a fantastic year.”