Girls’ volleyball loses final regular season game, but qualifies for FCIACs

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By: Isabella Didio

Girls' Volleyball loses final regular season game, but qualifies for FCIACs

The Staples girls volleyball team lost its final regular season game on Friday, October 28, at home against Warde. The 3-0 set loss puts the Wreckers at a final season record of 11-9 overall (8-8 in FCIAC play).

Although the game was anticipated as a deciding factor for whether Staples would make the FCIAC playoffs, another upset in the FCIAC on that night allowed Staples to earn the seventh seed.

In the first set, the Wreckers stayed even with Warde, but ended up losing that set and had a tough time keeping up with Warde for the rest of the match.

Staples was without one of their senior captains and outside hitter Reeve Jackson. “The game was a difficult one. We rely on Reeve for many points so it was a tough match for us,” Ginny Gerig ’17 said.

After the game, many of the Wreckers were in tears because they thought they had failed to make FCIACs, but a few hours later they received the news that they had, in fact, made FCIACs due to an upset in the conference.

“It was one of the best feelings in the world especially because due to the loss we really weren’t expecting it,” junior starter Carlie Darefsky ’18 said.

“I am very excited for FCIACs. In order to be be successful we will take it one game at a time,” Gerig said.

Staples will face Ridgefield this Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the FCIAC tournament.