Girls volleyball season ends with playoff loss to Seneca Valley


Allison Huschak

Girls varsity volleyball team plays in the fall sports season.

Carson Chapel and Adam Degenhardt

The Baldwin girls volleyball team fell to Seneca Valley 3-0 in their playoff matchup Tuesday night. 

Senior Emmalyn Longo showed respect to Seneca Valley’s defense and hitters. 

“Seneca did well with their defense as well as their hits,” Longo said.

Despite the loss, sophomore Avery Barrett felt that the team’s blocking was on point. 

“The last time we played Seneca there were a lot of blocking errors, but it was really good to have our middles constantly be there,” Barrett said. 

The Highlanders had two particularly strong players, Longo said. 

“Morgan O’Brien and Audrey Work did exceptionally great,” Longo said. “Morgan passed a ton of hard hits right to the setter. Audrey did an amazing job placing the ball where it needed to be as well as blocking.” 

For Longo and some other seniors, this was the first and last chance to play in the playoffs. 

“When I found out we were in the playoffs, it was such an exciting feeling. The last time Baldwin went to the playoffs was in 2019, and a lot of our seniors now were on JV then, including myself,” Longo said. “So being the next class that had the chance to play in a playoff game was amazing.” 

This loss marked the end of their Highlander careers for seniors such as Kay Lindenfelser, Bailey Garbowsky, and Abby Truzzi, as well as O’Brien, Longo, and Work. 

Longo had some words of encouragement for the underclassmen on the team. 

“Never give up because you never know what you might accomplish,” she said.