Cardinals Sweep Midgets for Parents Night


Bjorn Branham

#6 Myla Lahti tips the ball over #15 Gwen McCorison.

Morgan Rock, Co-Editor-In-Chief

It is nearing the end of the season for high school volleyball at South Shore. The Cardinals have battled hard in a tough season. They are now 3-4 in conference play. Granted, many of their losses were close. After last night, the Cardinals only have one more week of regular season games and then come the playoffs.

On Thursday, Oct. 4th, South Shore hosted Butternut at home for Parents Night. The game started slightly unconventional; Butternut wasn’t sure they had enough for J.V. They decided they would play the Varsity game first at 6:00 and then see if they had enough players for a J.V. game afterward.

At 5:30 South Shore announced every athlete’s parents as they brought a flower and acknowledged their parent’s support. Next, warmups started up and the varsity players had to be ready to get rolling earlier than usual.

The Cardinals started off strong with some kills right away from senior, Rylee Nicoletti. South Shore pulled away with a bit of a lead but after some errors, the Midgets crept back up making it 11-11. From there on the game went back and forth. However, after the Cardinals got past 19 points, they kept the momentum going. They had some big aces and kills to keep them up, winning the game 25-19.

The next game was very similar, with the Cardinals keeping the lead, but the Midgets staying close behind. South Shore took the second set 25-19 again. The third set was a nail-biter. Butternut found their success with #7 Grace Wegner getting some good tips on South Shore. The Cardinals continued to keep up their serves and kills finishing off the game 25-19 and sweeping the Butternut Midgets.

The J.V. then went on to warm-up and play their games. The Cardinals took the first and second set quite decisively 25-8 & 25-7.

South Shore had a variety of kills from their hitters: Taylor Nicoletti with 7, Rylee Nicoletti with 6, Aurora Grant with 6, Morgan Rock with 4 & Saya Kangas with 2. Myla Lahti 18 assists. They had a stellar night for serving. From the serving line, Myla Lahti was 14 for 15, Morgan Rock was 26 for 28 also earning 7 aces, and Sara Kangas had two aces.

Overall, the Cardinals had a great game and put on a thrilling show for their parents.