MSD women’s varsity volleyball dominates in win against Taravella


Carolina Ochoa Lozano

MSD women’s volleyball team sets each other up for strikes. The Eagles were brought to victory by their teamwork and communication.

Quincy Siffort and Noah Lechtenstein

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas women’s varsity volleyball team faced off against Taravella High. The Eagles were coming off a tough loss against Western High and looked to bounce back.

MSD came out hot from the gates, jumping to a 5-0 early lead and taking advantage of Taravella’s defensive mistakes.

“The team looked good coming into the game and were looking to send a message,” head coach Lucas Neves said.

The Eagles continued to grow their commanding lead, getting out to a 12-0 start.

Douglas did not look back, as they refused to give Taravella an opportunity to make a run by taking advantage of their defensive mistakes. MSD won the first set 25-3 and led 1-0 in the series.

Going into the second set, the Eagles wanted to continue their dominance as the Trojans were looking to bounce back from their tough first set.

“The girls had all the momentum in the game and were trying to build off of it in the second set,” Neves said.

Douglas did not slow down as they got out to a 5-0 lead. Taravella called a timeout in an attempt to regroup their team, but that did not work as MSD stayed aggressive on both offense and defense.

The Trojans struggled to score a point due to great defense by the Eagles. Douglas led 18-4 and were looking to finish the job against Taravella.

MSD continued their domination until the end as they won the set 25-5, and the game 2-0 only allowing a total of eight points. They play Northeast High next on Tuesday, Sept.26.