After defeating Mars at home November 2, the Bobcat volleyball postseason ended just two short days later.
November 4, the Lady Bobcats faced Franklin Regional where they sadly lost 3–0, the same score that usually accompanied their impressive regular season wins.
“Even though we lost to Franklin Regional in the semi-finals, [junior] Bella Woodrow had an amazing game. She really stepped up and played her heart out for us, and I was so proud of her,” stated senior Lanie French.
“We all pulled our own weight, so that’s why we were so successful,” said senior Talia Gallagher about the girls’ amazing season.
Unfortunately, this is the second year that the Lady Bobcats lost in the semi-finals. Last year they lost to North Catholic.
“You have to win WPIAL’s to go to states this year. If it was a normal year [no Covid], then we would have definitely qualified for states being that they take the top three or four teams,” explained Gallagher.
The Bobcats have a few seniors heading to college and continuing to play volleyball. French is going to Washington and Jefferson College to study psychology and a minor in forensics science. Gallagher is talking to a division-two school in West Virginia, Glenville State College, where she wants to study sports management.
Eden McElhaney, who hit a career personal record in high school of 1,000 kills, this season, will play volleyball at Marshall.
Emilee Hohenshel plans to transfer to Youngstown State after a semester at CCBC, while Brianna Sevcik is still weighing her college choices, but school volleyball doesn’t figure into their futures.
As sad as we all are that their postseason run ended so soon, we are looking forward to seeing what these Bobcats will do next season.