Girls’ Volleyball Takes Regional Title

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The Girls’ Volleyball team capped a successful season with a regional title on Thursday, Oct. 25 in a match that featured a game that was longer than some other entire matches.

In a tense back-and-forth battle, the Friars emerged with a 34-32 first game win, then carried the momentum into the second game to maintain a lead to a 25-19 result.

The Friars came into the Chicago (De La Salle) sectional with the best record, earning the top seed. But a challenging 4A field made their path a tough one that would include teams like OPRF and Whitney Young. That route ended on Monday in a 25-19, 25-17 loss to St. Ignatius.

The team put in the effort this season to make it a victorious one, and their hard work paid off. This season has been more successful in terms of overall record than the girls have seen in a long time.

On Tuesday, October 23rd, the girls started their hunt for a state berth with a victory over Kenwood Academy, placing them in the regional finals. The Friars creamed their opponents, and the final scores were 25-5 and 25-11.
The match was an intense experience as the Friars accomplished their goal of making the regional finals.
The regional win was a repeat effort after last year’s Regional final win over Timothy Christian in the 3A tournament. Their opponents, Jones Prep from Chicago, were also defending Regional champs, having beaten OPRF last year in 4A to take the title.

The team was ecstatic over this victory, but had to put off their plans of going on to state for future years.

Senior Monse Macias commented, “We are thrilled to have gotten this far, and we’re going to keep pushing closer and closer to state.”