Women’s volleyball team ends the week at 1-1
By Davie Wong, Sports Reporter
For every team in any sport, a new season is like the start of college all over again. There are nerves, first day jitters, and uncertainty. Although the first game does not statistically mean much in terms of the entire season, it is one of the most important games a team will play.
On Friday (October 16) the women’s volleyball team opened up their season at home in front of a supportive crowd, playing against the Capilano Blues. Friends and family packed the bleachers of the gymnasium to support the Royals and the team gave them a game to cheer about.
The game went a nail-biting five sets and ended with a beautiful finish causing the home crowd to erupt. The girls would go on to play Capilano again the next day but unfortunately couldn’t pick up the win despite coming back from a 2-0 deficit.
The head coach of the Royals, Kyra Iannone, spoke to the Other Press after the first game. Although pleased with her team’s effort at home, Iannone emphasized the importance of the length of the game, stating that going five sets allowed her to “get a lot of experience for the younger players,” but also said that she would prefer it not going the full five sets every game, as it can be a bit stressful.
The Royals are looking to build from what they’ve learned last year and the returning players are eager to make the most out of this season. Their roster is fielding seven second-year players, each with something to prove in their sophomore year.
The team continues their season this week (October 23 and 24) as they play back-to-back home games against the UFV Cascades. Games begin at 6 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively.