Girls Volleyball gains a win against Montgomery after tight sets

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Alyssa Cordero

Following a tough start and a rocky finish, the Raiders came out with a win against Montgomery after three sets.
 
Regarding the game, coach Adrienne Stack said, “I think it’s a culmination of a lot of hard work over the course of months that started in June.”
 
After two sets, the girls started the third set strong, reaching 20 points quickly. But Montgomery was determined and eventually tied the game at 22. The crowd was at the edge of their seats as senior Fallon Goldberg served the final three points to give the Raiders their win.
 
Although the Raiders gave up the first set to Montgomery, 25-22, they came back strong in the second set, dominating 25-13. Great hits and outstanding saves helped the girls command this set.
 
The games win can be attributed to key players. “My libero: Fallon Goldberg, my starting outside: Caroline Yessman really remained extremely consistent in doing what they do well; being that bar of consistency kept everybody very stable.” said Stack, “[Junior Stephanie Ponterio] was poised, held it together, and led her team.”
 
Along with the win, the Raiders also celebrated their seniors with a recognition ceremony. One by one, the five seniors were called the court and returning Varsity players gave speeches in their honor.
 
The fight is not over yet for these girls, they will face Arthur L. Johnson High School on Oct. 23 at 4:00 at SPFHS.