The varsity volleyball team traveled to Seton Tuesday afternoon for their match-up against the Conquistadors. The first set went the way of John Paul by a score of 25-19. With their confidence built, they looked to finish the match as well as it had begun. However, Seton evened it up in the second set, taking it 21-25.
The second set seemed to generate some momentum for Seton. The Wolves dropped the third set 20-25; keeping it close but just not close enough. JP knew they must come out strong in the fourth set so as to avoid losing the match three sets to one.
In the fourth set, the score flipped going the way of the Wolves 25-20 and John Paul was able to even up the match at 2 sets apiece. This set the stage for a decisive fifth set. In volleyball, the fifth set only goes to 15 points, different from the 25 points of the first four sets.
The Lady Wolves powered their way to a 15-10 victory in the fifth set, thus sealing the match as a JP victory and improving the Wolves’ record to 2-1.
Sophomore Alexandra Bongiorno had seven aces and also added 25 digs. Senior Sonia Okolo had 15 assists and fellow senior Katherine Duquiatan led the way with 16 kills.
“We fell behind at some points during the game and let our mistakes get to us but in the end we managed to pick back up and pull through with a win!” said Duquiatan after the game.
On Friday and Saturday of this week, the Wolves travel to Episcopal for a tournament. Their next appearance at home is on Friday, September 19th.