Smyrna High’s varsity volleyball team is flying high in its first season playing in the high school’s new gymnasium. The Eagles stayed unbeaten on their new home court after a victory over visiting St. Thomas More Academy on Friday.

 


Smyrna High’s varsity volleyball team is flying high in its first season playing in the high school’s new gymnasium.

The Eagles stayed unbeaten on their new home court after a victory over visiting St. Thomas More Academy on Friday.

The Smyrna girls won the match 3-0: 25-14, 25-22, 25-13.

Olivia Hughes served four aces and tallied two kills and two digs in the win. Macy Alexander had 8 assists, while Maria Sousa served a pair of aces and had two digs.

“This was a big win for us; St. Thomas More is one of the better teams downstate,” said Smyrna head coach Danny Wandless.

After Friday’s win, the Eagles owned a 5-1 record, with the only setback coming on the road against non-conference opponent Delaware Military Academy.

In each of their five victories, the Eagles have won three games to none.

Wandless said he has seen the team gain confidence with each win.

“I still think we have yet to see our best game as a team, but we have grown,” he said. “We’ve gotten better each match.”

Eagles beat Dover, Indian River

The Eagles also notched victories against Dover and Indian River last week.

Smyrna topped Indian River 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 on Sept. 23 at Indian River.

Olivia Hughes finished the game with seven kills, seven aces and two blocks. Olivia Everett had six kills in the match, while Macy Alexander finished with 18 assists. Gabby Russillo served four aces and had three kills.

On Sept. 21, the Eagles beat Dover 25-9, 25-18, 25-15 at Smyrna High.

Olivia Everett and Danielle Oscar each had six kills for Smyrna. Macy Alexander served five aces and tallied seven assists.
 

Upcoming matches

The Smyrna High volleyball team was scheduled to host Red Lion Christian Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Later this week, the Eagles will also host Sussex Tech and Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, Sept. 30 and Friday, Oct. 1, respectively.

The Oct. 1 home match against Mt. Pleasant will be the Eagles’ annual “Dig Pink” match to support breast cancer research and awareness.