Girls Volleyball Shares Success with Sideout Foundation


Photo provided by Ms. Keilty

Written by Matthew Gusmerotti

The Girls Varsity Volleyball Team has been on a tear recently, currently holding an 11-8 record.

The team has delivered several excellent performances over the past month, shutting out Park View, Loudoun Valley, Rock Ridge, and James Wood. Senior Setter Morgan Minitti said, “It is hard to keep the team together sometimes, but we get through it and play our hardest to get the win.”

The Wolverines also co-hosted the annual Dig Pink game against our rival high school Loudoun Valley.  The Lady Wolverines pulled off a 3-0 victory against Valley’s Varsity team and raised $4,000 to donate to the Sideout Foundation, an organization that raises money to end Breast Cancer.

Coach Keilty said, “My favorite high school to play against is Loudoun Valley because the rivalry is positive, and it also creates a great atmosphere for the town of Purcellville.”

Keilty added, “Winning is the reason that we play the game; it matures us as people, which is the positive outcome of any team sport.”

Outside Hitter Ashton Marquart admitted that playing high school volleyball takes a great deal of time and dedication.  Managing time is often the most difficult aspect for players. “Sometimes, volleyball takes up to 12 hours on weekends, including travel time, practices, and games,” said Marquart.

The girl’s next game is on Monday October 26, 2015 against Eastern View HS at 7:15 p.m.

Woodgrove’s JV volleyball team is also having a winning season with a 13-5 record, only dropping games against Heritage, Stone Bridge, and Loudoun Valley.  The freshman team has a record of 5-9, defeating Osbourn Park HS, the Freshman Invitational, River Side HS, Rock Ridge, and Park View.