Merion Mercy Volleyball

Lauren Viola, Staff Write

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Merion Mercy Academy’s volleyball team almost had the perfect season this year. They started the season strong with no losses, until they played Gwynned Mercy. In response to the end to the perfect season, one volley ball star said, “We were disappointed, but we fought hard every second of that game; as long as we knew that we played the hardest we could it wasn’t truly a loss because we played our hearts out,” said Sophia Kennedy (‘18). The volleyball team only lost two regular season games against Gwynned Mercy and the Mount, but they hadn’t lost a home game until recently. This past Monday, Merion played Villa Maria at their home gym inside Waldron Mercy Academy in the first game of the playoffs. It was a rough loss, but Merion girls never go down without a fight; Villa Maria won the first two sets and Merion came back and won the next two sets. In the nail-biting fifth and final set, Merion sadly lost in their home gym. This game, however, will not determine or influence their position in districts in the upcoming weeks. In fact, when asked if she was confident that the team would perform well in districts, Sophie Kennedy, one of the right side hitters on the volleyball team, responded, “Absolutely, we just need the right mentality because we have all of the physical skills. We defeated Villa Maria twice in the regular season, and I know we can do it again.”

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