The Kansas City Christian girls varsity volleyball team traveled to Lyndon, Kan. and to play against Lyndon High School for their Sub-State game on Oct. 24. Despite their hopes to compete in State, the team did not win their matches.
The girls lost their first match 25 to 14 and their second match 25 to 16.
“I think we could have improved on our communication,” senior Kaitlyn Burns said. “We wanted to win so badly that we tried too hard and messed ourselves up.”
After the first match, the girls briefly rested and headed straight into their second match.
They began their second match on a better note but it wasn’t enough to keep up with Lyndon.
“I think we started doing better with covering the second match,” Burns said. “But overall I wasn’t pleased with the game. They were not a better team than us; we just beat ourselves.
Sub-State is a significant game for the girls volleyball team because it decides who goes to State.
“Sub-State is kind of like ‘the playoffs’ [in volleyball],” senior Kathryn McKenzie said. “All of the different teams from our area compete at different places and the winners go to State.”
Before the game, the girls volleyball sat nervously awaiting the Sub-State game with eagerness against Lyndon.
“I think we can do really well,” sophomore AJ Adhiambo said before the game. “I think we can beat Lyndon if we work hard and if we really give it our all. Personally, I am really nervous because I am filling in for our usual varsity setter, but I think that it’s going to be good.”