Wiregrass girls volleyball take down Fivay


Emily Baig

Senior Alexis Pryor (8) setting up a potential spike for Sophomore Zoi Evans (16)

The Bulls huddle up before their game versus Fivay.

The Wiregrass girls varsity volleyball team defeated the Fivay Falcons 3-0 on their home court Wednesday night, bringing their record to 4-1. The individual sets were 25-15, 25-11, and 26-24.

The Bulls were coming off another 3-0 win against the Leto Falcons last week, dominating every set by more than 15 points.

The first two sets of the Fivay game started out very similar to their game against Leto, with Wiregrass winning by 10 or more points in both games. The Bulls showed their strengths at the net with crucial blocks and a strong serving game.

One key block ended the second set, as sophomore middle hitter Zoi Evans deflected a hard spike from a Fivay hitter.

“Blocking for any team is a big part [of the game] and when you have good blockers, you have a good defense, which allows everything to set up,” Evans explained.

Sophomore Zoi Evans (16) and Junior Hannah Sifford (7), attempting a block.

Fivay started off the third set with a 4-2 lead, but the Bulls quickly responded and tied the score up 6-6. The game remained a back and forth battle, until Fivay committed a serving error, giving the Bulls a 25-24 lead. On the next point, Fivay interfered with the net, giving Wiregrass a hard earned 26-24 set win, and the game win.

This win is big for the Bulls going into a tough match-up against Steinbrenner, who is 6-3 this season, and defeated the Bulls last seasons 3-0.

“Steinbrenner is bigger than Fivay for us,” said Head Coach Robin Holowiak. “It’s nice to have this moral support win already in our pocket, so we can take that and carry it to the the game tomorrow.”

The Bulls played Steinbrenner Thursday evening, and despite 4 close sets, Steinbrenner took the win 3-1. The Bulls play again Monday against rival Wesley Chapel High School, and hope to rally from this set back.

Wiregrass celebrating a game win.