Girls volleyball season review

Volleyball season has come to an end, and the athletes are not satisfied with the results.

“We could have done so much better,” junior Grace Hartigan said. “There were games we should have won that would have made us league champions, but we didn’t get it done.”

The team ended with a league record of eight wins and two losses, coming in second place in the MAC blue division. The Chieftains defeated L’Anse Creuse North this year, but still ended up losing the title.

“We just have to work really hard this off season so we can do better next year,” Hartigan said. “We are being moved up to the MAC white division, so hopefully the higher level of competition will make our team better as a whole.”

The team’s goal as of right now is to prepare for next season with the increased talent and competition in the MAC white.
“I think our season wasn’t bad,” junior Jessica Lodge said.

“We just need to improve for next year. We are keeping a lot of key players and that should really help for next season.”
The team’s season ended at districts, which is the first round of the volleyball playoffs.

The key to making it further next year is the off season, and the girls plan on taking the time to improve their skills.

“Overall, I’m happy with my experience playing Utica volleyball,” senior Gina Duff said. “There’s no other team I would rather have played for. I love this group of girls and it was a really fun season.”