Girls’ Volleyball

gvolleyballteamltRow 1: Jen Brown, Jena Niewinski, Kaitlyn Roberts, Emily Van Fossen, Jordan Rinehimer, Shelbi Clark. Row 2: Neha Metgud, Kyleigh Kline, Jayde Schuler, Kelsey Price, Megan Wood, Lindsee Dillon, Kristen Kania, Ally Olszyk, Maria Ellis, Adam Williams. Row 3: Coach Mike Williams, Marissa Udzella, Cat Kostin, Marissa Margalis, Sereina Brenhofer, Aly Muse, Raeyanne Yokimcos, Natasha Geisler, Brooke Weiss, Manager Noah Modrovsky, Manager Jeremy Jones. Absent from photo: Manager Mike Williams.
Crestwood Comets faced the Berwick Bulldogs on Tuesday, September 20th. The close games kept the entire audience at the edges of their seats. The varsity team ended up playing all five of the best out of five games. Crestwood won the first game (25-11), lost the second (20-25), won the third (26-24), lost the fourth (17-25), and ultimately ended up winning the fifth game (15-9) and therefore the match. In a match as close as this, every point and play mattered. Ally Olszyk and Kelsey Price both scored 14 service points. Serena Brenhofer took the lead with serving by scoring 18 service points. Olszyk also had 37 assists with Brenhofer getting 12 kills and Maria Ellis getting 13 kills. Ellis had 42 passes and 10 digs as the team’s libero. The match was best summed up by assistant coach Marissa Udzella, “We started out strong with the momentum in our favor, but went flat in games two through four. Luckily, the team pushed themselves and became smarter with their attacks in game five.” As a final statement she noted, “I thought Ally held the team together well as a captain.”

They girls finished the year winning fifteen out of the seventeen games they played (15-2). The girls worked hard to secure the number one seed on their way into the playoffs. They therefore had a first round bye and home-court advantage. Crestwood played against Shamokin in the second round. Crestwood won and proceeded on to play against Nanticoke at Wilkes University. This game was the deciding factor of who the District II AA champion would be. Crestwood fought their way through five games. Losing the first two (21-25 and 22-25), the Crestwood players did not become discouraged. Crestwood won the following two games (25-13 and 25-22). Nanticoke, however, came back in the last game and won the game with the close score of 12-15. Either way, Crestwood finished with a silver medal which is an amazing achievement. This season was a grand finale for the seven seniors, as this was their last year. They acted as mentors for all of the players younger than them and were respected greatly. Senior night proved to be extremely emotional and showed just how much the rest of the team will truly miss them. Coach Mike Williams stated, “It was a fantastic year, something to be proud of. I still want to get that [championship] banner on the wall!” and with that maybe next year will be the girls’ year for gold.

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