Volleyball wins second consecutive district championship

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Avery Neal

After winning 3-0 against Mehlville Panters, OHS volleyball celebrates their big district win.

Although the season has been short and unusual, it has not stopped the varsity girls volleyball team from performing brilliantly on the court.

The girls won the Class 5 District 2 championship and improved their record to 12-1 with a three-game sweep of Mehlville Thursday (Oct. 29) at OHS.

OHS played Fox Wednesday (Oct. 28) in the first round of the district tournament and swept the Warriors in three games, 25-22, 25-16, and 25-11. This win led the girls to play Mehlville in Thursday’s championship match. In another three-set sweep (25-18, 25-19, and 25-20) the Tigers defeated the Panthers to become district champions for the second year in a row. It’s the first time in school history the program has won back-to-back district titles.

“We wanted to prove ourselves to Mehlville and show them that we aren’t the same team they played earlier,” said Tess McConnell (10). Earlier in the season OHS played Mehlville, and in a back and forth match of wins and losses, ended up losing. The match against Mehlville was their only loss of the season, so they were eager to avenge themselves. 

Eager and energetic is exactly what they were. Lindsie Miller (10) said “we knew coming into the game we had to keep our energy up to outlast them and that’s exactly what we did.”

Coach Lucas Allen said the team “proved what I’ve been preaching this entire time.” Allen thought the girls played disciplined and were mentally strong during the entire match and was proud of how the team responded right away. He knew they had it in them to pull out another district championship.

OHS will continue on to sectionals at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School where they will play Cor Jesu Academy this Saturday (Oct. 31).