Volleyball team crowned league champs


Tea Goncalves, Staff Writer

The Ludlow Girls Volleyball team became Western League Champions after a 3-0 win over East Longmeadow on Oct. 27.

“It means a lot to us to win this because our girls’ volleyball team has not won in a while,” said senior Captain Erin Callahan. “This is our senior year so it’s a great way to end it.”

The girls have eleven seniors on the team so winning was a great way to bring their volleyball season to a close.

The Lions finished with a 15-5 record, with only one loss in their league to West Springfield.

The matches they lost were close. They often rallied back, pushing to five sets, and stayed competitive. They competed in close games against some of the best teams in the division.

When asked Coach Steve Jarvis said that winning this title was “a good accomplishment to end the season.”

The team will be heading into playoffs sometime in the coming week. Both coaches and players hope that good things will come.

“Not much has to be changed for us to play well,” says Jarvis. “The only thing we might work on is our hitting but everything else will stay the same.”

The team is ready to put in what it takes in hopes of winning Western Mass this year.

“We are going to work very hard as a team and communicate really well because our ultimate goal is winning Western Mass,” says Callahan.

The team has a good chance in the upcoming games because of how well they have played against these teams during the regular season.

“I think we have a good chance because right off the bat we played really well against good teams.” says Callahan. “If we have the right mindset going into the games we can definitely make it as far as Western Mass.”

The girls will be put to the test soon. Their first game is Nov. 3 at Ludlow High where the the fourth-seed Lions will face Putnam at 6:00 p.m..