Englewood Versus Broad Ripple: Girls Volleyball Senior Night


September 11th’s Senior Night Girls Volleyball Game at Howe ended in a strong victory for our techies. The team brought that win into the next day with a 3-0 win against George Washington The girl’s season certainly had its ups and downs with a very strong start, a brief struggle, and now a resurgence with their last three wins. Currently, our team is 8-5 overall and has a 7-0 conference record. It is clear that the 2023 season has been a success and Coach JR Strum has been at the head of it. 

This recent victory against Broad Ripple was due to the hard work the players, especially the seniors, had put in before the season. Coach JR said, “The game plan was simple, start all of the seniors and hope that they have been given the tools to succeed. ” This sentiment seems to be common for the techies’ volleyball team as hard pre and early-season work is a major success talked about by Coach JR, “If I were to compare this season to past seasons I would start with the freshman. This year the freshmen have been attending all optional workouts, camps, and open gyms. In the past, this wasn’t always the case. Because of that our talent level is much higher than it has been and the athleticism of these young women shows great potential for the future!” While the freshman team hasn’t been able to pull a win out yet the hard work put in is a good sign for the future. The team has already surpassed last season’s conference record of 6-4 and shows little sign of stopping. Coach JR ended his interview by talking about his goals for the season, “Our goals are simple, win conference, win city, win State… But I would be elated with a conference title and sectional title this year!”

The dominant Senior Night win against Purdue Broad Ripple (Sets: 25-18, 25-16, 25-18) and the overall successful season is a bright spot in PPHS sports. The varsity volleyball team plays next at Union High School against the Rockets on September 16th.

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Carter Killilea
Carter Killilea, Journalist
Carter Killilea is a writer for PPHS Now in the class of 2025. Carter puts most of his energy into extracurriculars like football, volleyball, and robotics.Otherwise Carter is passionate about nature and the preservation of the ecosystem. Currently, Carter's post highschool interests lie in engineering and science, but regardless of his path, he hopes to succeed. Lastly, Carter has a strong disdain for poetry, speeches, taxes, and government.
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