Sion Battles STA In Rivalry Volleyball Game

The Sion volleyball team faced off against St. Teresa’s and students were allowed to attend for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Sion+Battles+STA+In+Rivalry+Volleyball+Game

Lauren Smith, Social Media Editor

On Tuesday Sept. 7 the Sion volleyball team played St. Teresa’s Academy at STA where students gathered to show their school spirit. The games started at 4 p.m. with the C team, JV following at 5, and then Varsity at 6.

Scream team leaders Maddison Miller and Grace Townsend lead the student section in cheers throughout the game.

Due to the pandemic, this was the first Sion vs. STA games that students were able to attend since February of 2020. For the

underclassmen it was their first experience of the raw competition

between the two rivalries. For the upperclassmen it was a well-awaited return that they had been looking forward to for months. Students showed up to support the volleyball team dressed in accordance with the theme of “water safety” with goggles, floaties, lifeguard shirts, and much more!

 

“It was so fun to go to the STA game,” Junior Chloe Welch said. “Since we haven’t had one in a few years it’s been so great to have everybody back together again, and I feel like it’s given me more school spirit to participate in the games.”

 

During the Varsity game, in addition to cheering on the team, as a part of the rivalry game, there was a competition between a student from STA and sophomore Grace St. Peter to see who could hold a plank the longest. With help from the encouragement of the students, Grace was able to win this by planking for two and a half minutes. 

 

“I knew I just had to win the planking competition,” St. Peter said. “It was easy to not give up because everybody was cheering so

Students followed the scream team leaders in a “rollercoaster” during the game to show school spirit.

loud, and it gave me motivation to keep pushing. 

 

Though the school spirit came easily, a win did not. STA swept the floor, ending the night with three victories. Varsity played a strong game with lots of good volleys and hits. The first and third sets were close up until the last point. After each volley the players encouraged each other in a team huddle. Scream Team leaders led the student section in a series of cheers to help lift the spirits of the team.

Juniors Kori Franklin and Brynna Fitzgerald prepare to receive a serve.

“The cheering and the loudness of the gym help keep positive thoughts in my head rather than the negative ones that would go through my head in a different situation,” varsity player Brynna Fitzgerald said.