By Bayley Patterson
Stow volleyball faced a tough battle against the Brecksville Bees at home on Oct. 1. The girls lost, but played a strong match.
As the first set started, the Bees began to take the lead and at the end Stow lost 13-25. The girls came back in the second set more focused and ready to win.
After losing the first set, the girls really increased their intensity. The ball went back and forth, from Stow scoring then Brecksville scoring but at the end Stow won 25-18. During this set, freshman Lauren Fair hurt her knee from landing on it wrong. Fair never returned to the match.
Starting off the third set, Stow was hyped up and ready to win against the Bees. Sadly, the girls did not pull it out and lost 20-25 but held up a strong fight.
As the final set had started, the score went back and forth, making it an exciting set. Towards the end, the Brecksville Bees had an illegal serve, creating a lot of controversy. Brecksvilles coach was confused on the call and so were the fans. After multiple minutes of waiting, the referee did eventually call the illegal hit. As set three came to an end, Stow fell to Brecksville 2025.
Sophomore Jacy Guider said, “It never feels good to lose but I’m still really proud of how my team played because Brecksville was twelfth in the state. I think my team needs to work on communication and keeping a positive energy on the court.”