Girls Volleyball Kicks Off Panther Sports Season

Sports games are finally back, Eastside!

The girls volleyball teams had two games in the first week of September, coming together to compete in-person for the first time since the 2019. In the first game on Sept. 3 against University Prep Academy and the second on Sept. 7 against Redwood Christian, the girls showed strong teamwork from the start, and also demonstrated improvement between the games.

Khyla Bussey (class of 2020) spikes the ball against the Pinewood varsity team on Oct. 17, 2019, the last season that games were played in person. (Photo courtesy of Breon Pita)

The face-off with University Prep Academy started with junior varsity playing first, and varsity following right after.

“JV did a good job with their passing and setting to each other,” said varsity captain, Senior Jovanna Carter. “They did really good with trying to communicate with each other each set.”

The JV team did a good job working together, especially for it being their very first time competing on the court as a team. Jovanna noted.. The team’s communication with one another was on point, although they were a bit nervous.

Freshman Drea Ferrer felt proud of her team for their hard work and the positivity that motivated them through the close game.

“Even though we lost, everyone had good communication, there was a lot of support,” Drea said.

The score in the first set was…., the second set …., and third set ….

The varsity team of 14 players also brought their A game. The team continues to work on their communication and hustled trying their best to work together as a new team.

“I was proud of their hustle,” continued Jovanna.

The team had many strong hits and powerful points. At the end they lost with set scores of 25-7, 25-6 and 25-12.

Although the girls teams didn’t bring home a victory, they brought pride to Eastside with their focus. The teams took what they learned from their first game which led to a victory for the varsity team on Sept. 7.  According to Jovanna, the girls improved with powerful hits against Redwood Christian.