Volleyball falls to Elkhorn South on Senior Night


Mary Nilius

Senior McKenna Nemecek sets the ball earlier this season.

On Thursday, October 8th, Westside varsity volleyball took on Elkhorn South at home. Westside lost the first set 25-13, the second set with 25-14 and the third and final set 25-11. A loss, on senior night, with Elkhorn South being ranked 7th in state and Westside being unranked. Head coach Korrine Bowers said she feels the loss, but sees this as a good thing.

“We played really well tonight. I kind of laughed and said ‘this ain’t over until the fat lady sings.’ I said ‘This is the best part of the season, were getting down to the wire. You guys keep gunning, we have a great weekend [coming up], you keeping gunning and don’t give up’,” Bowers said.

Bowers explained good things she saw from her team, especially her seniors.

“Of course, all the seniors, they just kept pushing and pushing. They just really did a good job with keeping the team together as far as never giving up, always talking, battling. That’s basically what our team priority is. Our culture is basically scrap and scrape until we can’t go any further,” Bowers said. “I feel that if we continue to play that way, this week we got a big tournament. We got Bellevue East, Norfolk, Millard South. Basically, Millard South is the top team you wanna beat and that’s what we’re gunning for this weekend.”

Not only is Coach Bowers losing beloved senior players, but her senior team manager Sophie Nutsch.

“Sophie’s been in our program for all three years. She actually played her first three years. She didn’t make it so we offered her a manager position. She’s been freaking amazing, there by my side, anything I need ‘what can I get you coach, here’s a ball’. She’s just awesome, I’m really gonna miss her next year,” Bowers said.

Nutsch talks about her not making varsity her this year and how she feels about leaving her team management position.

“It’s sad that I didn’t make it and didn’t get to play and everything, but they’re like family to me and I’ll miss them. I think they’ll do great after this year without the seniors,” Nutsch said.

The Warriors return to action this weekend in Elkhorn.