Coed volleyball ousted by Gaithersburg 3–0 in first round of playoffs

By Daniel Weber

[score id=”50195″ align=”right”] The coed volleyball team (8–4) fell to the Gaithersburg Trojans 3–0 in the first round of the playoffs Thursday, ending a successful season under new coach Jessica Warner.

The Vikings kept the match competitive by contesting every set and overcoming their recent inconsistency.

“I’m proud [of the way we played],” libero Andrew Constable said. “We definitely had a rough patch leading up to that game.”

Even with the Vikings’ resurgence, the team lost in three sets 25–16, 25–18, 25–21.

“We played pretty well,” defensive specialist Julia Eisenberg said. “Gaithersburg just has strong hitters and blockers; they are sometimes hard to play. We put up a good fight and were close in all 3 sets.”

Although the team is discouraged by the result of this game, the players are proud of the team’s steady improvement throughout the season.

“A majority of the team was new to coed this year, but we all got along great and worked really well together,” Eisenberg said. “We have improved skill wise as well with court awareness and basic control skills.”

The team is optimistic that they can build upon the success of this season with an even better showing next spring.

“Our coach Jessica Warner was fantastic, and with only a few seniors leaving us this year and even a few freshmen on the team, I can’t wait for next year,” Constable said.