Varsity volleyball team plays in semifinals


Isabelle Paul

Varsity volleyball’s starting lineup huddles before restarting the game after a timeout was called. The team lost 3-0 against Lick Wilmerding.

Sophia Aeby, Reporter

WEB EXCLUSIVE The varsity volleyball team ended their season fourth in their league today after playing the first place seed, Lick-Wilmerding.

The team qualified for the BCL West Semifinals after beating Urban yesterday 3-1.

“It’s important to get to the playoffs because there five very competitive teams in our league for volleyball,” assistant coach Cody Fusco said. “Only one team doesn’t get into the playoffs so only the top four get in.”

After Convent and Lick played at Lick at 5 p.m., the second and third place teams, University and Marin Academy, began playing at 6:30 p.m. The winner of this game will play Lick this Friday for the first place title.

“The girls played with a lot of fire, determination and fight this season,” Fusco said. “They proved that they could really play good volleyball.”

The loss concluded the team’s three seniors’ last volleyball season at Convent and overall volleyball careers. Senior Candice Weinman is one of the girls on the team who has to say goodbye.

“It makes really sad because I won’t continue sports in college but I really enjoyed playing volleyball with this team,” Weinman said. “I see the younger girls continuing and working harder next year.”