Tuesday October, 15, Rock Ridge’s volleyball team played Independence High School and scores disappointed the team.
Players freshman Anika Engen, junior Madison Anderson, junior Jayden Thomas, junior Joanelys Santiago, and senior Kiran Patel scream in joy as they score a point. The team made a comeback, scoring several points in a row.
Harini KannanPlayers freshman Anika Engen, junior Madison Anderson, junior Jayden Thomas, junior Joanelys Santiago, and senior Kiran Patel scream in joy as they score a point. The team made a comeback, scoring several points in a row.
Harini KannanVolleyball players junior Joanelys Santiago, senior Kiran Patel, senior Mina Schubert, freshman Annika Engen, and junior Madison Anderson wait in anticipation for Independence to serve.
Harini KannanSenior Katharine Bishop warms up before an intense game against Independence.
Harini KannanTeam members discuss a plan to win the game against Independence as the crowd waits in silence. The team cheered as they broke off to their positions on the court.
Harini KannanJunior Jayden Thomas waits for the ball to make its way across the net. Thomas hit the ball above the net, scoring a point for the team.
Harini KannanJunior Madison Anderson and senior Isabelle Duchatellier both wait to set the ball over the net.
Harini KannanSophomore Divya Salur warms up for the game. Salur didn’t play in the game, but she could sense the pulse of her teammates from the sidelines. “From sitting on the bench, I feel like we didn’t have much energy as we would. Usually during our practices, we have so much more energy, and we weren’t as scrappy,” Salur said.
Harini KannanFreshman Annika Engen spikes the ball across the net. Engen is the only freshman on the team. She’s been playing volleyball for six years and was disappointed when they lost to Independence High School. “I feel like we could have played a lot better, if we were playing the way we had the potential to play, the match would have gone a lot better for us,” Engen said.