Senior night marks last home game for volleyball

Senior night was held for the varsity volleyball players on Friday, Oct. 21  before their last home game against Socorro High School. Families joined the seniors on the court with balloons and smiles to celebrate them and the game they play. After the seniors Sarah Nanez (#13), Iris Moreno (#9), Alivia Ugalde (#7), Delilah Cardenas (#2), and Lindsey Meyers (#3) were acknowledged, the match against the Bulldogs began. The Troopers won in three sets with scores of 25-21, 25-23, and 25-21.

Assistant Coach Paul Cataldi said he felt good about how the season went, and that the team has gone through a lot to get to where they are.

"It's been a good season," Cataldi said. "We've worked hard, we've been through our ups and downs but I'm proud of the girls. They keep fighting and they don't give up."

Nanez said that she is upset since the she won't be playing volleyball anymore and now that it is over, she is going to have volleyball withdrawals.

"It's sad, I'm not going to be doing this anymore," Nanez said. "Now that it's over, I'm going to miss it."

Ugalde said that she is also blue that it's over, but that she was happy with the outcome of the game.

"I'm upset that it's over," Ugalde said. "I felt that we did really well for never playing in those line-ups, and we were able to execute the game."

Cardenas said that it had been a rough season, and that she had mixed feelings about her last high school season.

"My season was pretty bumpy because I've had injuries and they stopped me from playing," Cardenas said. "It's exciting because it's our last year and it's also sad that we are leaving."

Meyers said that she had enjoyed her time playing for Eastwood, and that her teammates and coaches have made it something special.

"It was really fun, the girls are great and the coaching is great," Meyers said. "The girls have played good, we've had injuries and ups and downs but we always got back on our feet."

Moreno said that she is bummed that her high school volleyball years have come to an end, but that she's pleased with how much the team has progressed.

"It's really sad because I've been on varsity for three years," Moreno said. "I'm proud of my team. I think every year we've done well, improved and bonded a lot. So its bitter sweet."

Volleyball played their last game against Montwood High School on Tuesday, Oct. 25, which determined whether or not they would be heading to playoffs. The Lady Troopers lost the game with the scores of 23-25 , 25-27, 17-25 and 15-25. They will not be competing in the play-offs and ended their season #5 in the district, following Montwood.