Volleyball thrives despite small roster

Featured Image: Junior Abigail Mahoney serves the ball against the Royals of Eastern Mennonite University on Sept. 27. Ross Winner|Marlin Chronicle

As we quickly approach the halfway point of the season for fall sports, the Virginia Wesleyan University Volleyball Team is riding high with an overall record of 12-4 as of Sept. 30. Their only losses are to Christopher Newport University, Juniata College, Salisbury University and Randolph-Macon College. 

Senior setter Haley Sutton mentioned how different this season has felt. “It’s definitely been a different season because we have a smaller team than usual,” Sutton said. 

With there only being 14 women on the roster this year, Sutton talked about it being hard physically for a lot of the players, but because of it, they are a really close team.

As far as the team is looking, Sutton said despite a few challenges they are looking really good. “We lost to Randolph-Macon but we came back and these past three games we’ve played like a completely different team,” Sutton said. Since their loss to Randolph-Macon, the team has been 4-0 with all of their games against conference teams. 

The team continues their season taking the court again on Saturday, Oct. 8 against Christopher Newport University and Marymount University at 11 a.m. in Townebank Arena.

By Colette Kearney