Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Girls Varsity Volleyball Triumphs Over Danbury

Natalie Vasileff

The Darien High School Varsity Girls Volleyball team faced off a very successful game against Danbury on Friday, September 28. The girls were set and ready for a winning match, going in with positive mindsets and prepared attitudes. The team is hoping to be in the polls on Ruden Report team of the week as the girls have won all of their games in the past week. So far, this season is truly looking to be a sensational one for the team!

The team beat Danbury in three sets, supporting a strong lead in most of the sets throughout the whole game. Team captain senior Lindsey Bennett was racking up kills, gaining points and heading for the big win. Senior Cristina Escajadillo, another team captain, was racking up assist while the whole team helped out with aces and service points. The huge team effort resulted in a cool and collected game with the enthusiasm of the team showing strongly. The team began to get worried when Danbury gained momentum and became less sloppy in the second set, seemingly leading to a close score. However, the girls pulled through and made a strong comeback, taking them back into the lead.

It was 100% a team win, we had a calm and confident energy throughout the match” said junior Rosali Pirone. We never let them get on too many runs which is good because it means that our passing stayed consistent and we didn’t get frazzled when things didn’t go our way.” Make sure to go support the girls at their away game at Stamford on Monday!
Junior Rosali Pirone and senior Cristina Escajadillo congratulate each other on scoring points after a rally. (Courtesy of DAF)

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