“It was awesome to see the team come back,” Lauren said. “We really just came together, and our offense, especially our hitting and tipping, was a lot stronger.”
Lauren added that she was really proud of the team, mainly comprised of younger, less experienced players. Two of the group’s seven starters, for example—Madera Lipson and Kaixin Yan (both ’23)—are eighth graders.
Katie Gould ’21, who began playing for the team last year, said the win felt meaningful.
“I was definitely nervous at first, but after the second [set] win, everyone got really confident,” she said.
Coach Jorge Senabre said he hopes the Homecoming experience will help the team launch more successes this season.
“Everything worked as all of us in the program had hoped: great team effort, resilience, good volleyball, better decisions. Of course, being in front of a supporting crowd added to it,” he said, “but the players’ effort is vital.”
The girls have many more away games and only three more matches at home this season. Fans can cheer for them at 4 p.m. on October 26 and 29 against Concord Academy and Winsor, respectively, and on November 2 against Thayer.