Girls volleyball is in one of the more challenging stretches in recent team history.
“We have had a rough last two seasons. We have lost our whole starting lineup and our team is mainly sophomores and juniors, but the team is playing much more consistently now,” senior Heidi Johnston said
For years, Baldwin girls volleyball made playoffs and challenged for the WPIAL title. Despite the tough season this year, though, the girls are still having fun.
“The bus rides are always fun despite the outcomes we have had. We always seem to have a good time no matter if we win or lose, which I think is a lot better than if we were to think about all of the mistakes we made on our way home,” freshman Avery Barrett said.
Although the girls are having fun, they are still focusing on getting better and trying to win.
“We are working our hardest and have had close games. We have been building the connection through the season by inspiring and motivating each other,” Johnston said.
There have been close losses to Mt. Lebanon and Peters Township, and successes in games such as the one against Canon-McMillan.
“The Canon-Mac game was very fun, since it was one of our first games and we got to have the satisfaction of winning for the first time of the season,” Barrett said.
Because Barrett is a freshman, she will have more chances for a winning season.
“I think there is going to be a good team next year even though we are losing our seniors. Beginning a new team is hard at first, but I am excited to see what the future teams will be like,” Barrett said.
But for Johnston, this is her last high school season.
“I’m really upset about the season, but we are still having fun because every game is really close. I also know I can get a better season through basketball, though,” Johnston said, referring to her second sport.