Ready, set, go

Freshman volleyball starts practices


Freshman Tess Muldowney and Kaitlyn Cooper practice their serves. To complete the exercise, the team had to make fifty serves over the net.

After more than four weeks of practice, two scrimmages and four games against Patriot High School, Mount Vernon High School, Fairfax High School and George Mason High School, the freshman volleyball team will play an away game against James Madison High School at 5:45 p.m. on the ninth of September. The team’s roster consists of 13 players, some of whom have had little experience with the game. Despite this, Coach Latasha Chamberlain says the players have done well in scrimmages and won in their scrimmage against South County High School. The team will play their biggest rival, Yorktown High School, twice this year, with the first game on September 26 at Yorktown. Although the freshman team lost to Yorktown twice last year, Coach Chamberlain says she expects a win this year. “Our serves [in our scrimmages] were probably better than what I had expected, so the team is rising to the challenge each time, which brings my expectations higher,” Coach Chamberlain said. “I think they’re totally capable and have the skills to do whatever they want.”