After five sets that had spectators crossing their fingers, the Lynbrook girls volleyball team remains undefeated at 13-0.
The seniors on the team work hard to motivate each other and their younger teammates. The girls are a solid, close-knit team, who both work through challenges and celebrate together.
“We love our team,” senior Nicolette Franco said. “We’re like a family.”
Wednesday night’s game against Calhoun started with an Owls win in the first set. In the second set, the Colts took back the game and reversed the score, winning 25-18. Lynbrook got riled up and dominated the third, only for Calhoun to take it back yet again with a very close 25-23 win in the fourth. Finally, in the fifth game, the Owls claimed victory with a 12-point lead and ultimately won, 3-2.
When asked how they feel about being undefeated, which is a strong contrast to the team’s standings last year (they finished 2-14), the girls' faces light up. Every member of the team has pride in the hard work the team puts into volleyball, especially the girls who are playing their last season at Lynbrook.
“[Being undefeated] is the best thing in the world,” Annamarie D’Agostino beamed.
“We fight like sisters,” Shannon Baker added.
One topic that does bring down the senior players’ moods is not being on the team next year. While graduating from high school is an exciting time, it is obvious that the girls love playing for the Owls. Yet, the graduating players do not plan on abandoning the team once they are done playing.
“I’ll be back to watch them,” Caitlyn Christy said about her teammates.
Girls varsity volleyball will play , 6:15pm at home.