Coed volleyball shut out by Clarksburg 3–0; eliminated from playoffs

By Ally Navarrete

The coed volleyball team (10–3) lost their second round playoff game against the Clarksburg Coyotes (13–0) in three sets to end their season Tuesday.

The Coyotes dominated the first set, winning 25–7. The Vikes started off at a slow pace and struggled with their communication early on in the game.

“Clarksburg has a really strong department, so we had a tough game,” setter Amelia Montagnino said. “We also had trouble defending a major hitter of theirs.”

The team responded well after dropping the first two sets, increasing their communication in the third, but the Coyotes fought back and edged out the Vikes 25–23 to come out on top.

Although this was the final game of the season, the Vikes are proud of the way they ended the year, especially against such a difficult opponent.

“We played the best team in the county, and they hadn’t lost a set all year,” defensive specialist Dylan Spicer said. “But, we played really well and almost took a set off them. We’re proud of our season and the way we played.”

As the team reflects on this season, they’re working to establish goals for next year and overcome challenges they may face.

“We’re hoping to gain more guys next year, as most of ours are graduating, and work on our team communication and bond,” Montagnino said.