White-Out Ends in a Win for Varsity Volleyball

By Vikram Nallakrishnan

Catlin Gabel School, Catlin Speak

Chants of C-G-S bellowed throughout Miller Swigert gymnasium on Tuesday night. The Catlin Gabel girls varsity volleyball team competed in a pivotal league matchup against the school’s biggest rival, OES. Rowdy fans dressed in all white and supported the squad as they completed two wins in the first two sets.

“The [crowd’s] energy was extraordinary, and I was glad to be a part of it,” said Zach Alan ‘15.

However, in the third set OES put up a good fight and was able to extend a close set en route to winning it. Catlin began to slip behind in the fourth set, facing a 13-23 deficit and ultimately lost the set.

The fifth and final set was a back and forth contest. Much to the delight of the Catlin supporters the team took a 14-12 lead forcing match point. After many deflections from OES on the final point the ball finally settled on their side resulting in a win for the home side.

Post game, the team and coach were equally as ecstatic. Head Coach Sanjay Bheti commented on the game, “Awesome team effort, great to beat OES at home, and the kids played great.”

The players couldn’t agree more. Carly Rose Howard ‘14 said, “It felt absolutely incredible! We haven’t beaten OES in so long and we really gave it our all tonight.”

Girl’s varsity hope to bring the same energy in their upcoming game at Portland Christian at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18.

About Grace Masback

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