Kewpies win “The Battle” of CPS


Colten Stone, Managing Editor

It was a very quiet crowd and then really loud roar of fans at the homecoming volleyball game between the Spartans and the Hickman Kewpies. The Spartans headed into the game with an 2-8 record and looking to end its eight game losing streak that has them determined to get that next win, the Kewpies came into the contest with an 8-2-4 record showing off that they could win themselves some games in the span of the short season so far.

The first set was down to the wire, it was the Kewpies, then the Spartans, and then the Kewpies again until the Kewpies would eventually go on to win the set 31-29, Senior Outside Hitter, Lauren Potter explained how her team performed and what she liked about it, “We fought so hard oh my god, we came together as a team and relied on each other, and it was better communication,” said Potter.

Junior Paige Magee explained what she thought they could of improved on in the game, “I think we could of improved on our missed serves and just play through the game even if we make mistakes,” said Magee.

The second set went down to the wire, the Spartans fought till the end, but it wasn’t enough as the Kewpies would the second set and win the game with a 25-23 second set win.

Head Coach Ashanti Williams stated if this game will motivate them to do better for the rest of the season, “Yes, This game will prove to them they wanna get better and this will for sure motivate them for the rest of the Volleyball season,” said Williams.

Potter has been on the varsity team for a couple of years and stated what leadership she brings to the younger players on the varsity team, “The things that I can and will do is to get all of the players hype, to be excited to play every single night and to get them to believe in themselves,” said Potter.

Magee is a first year starter on the Varsity team this year and explained what playing in front of a big crowd does for her,”It doesn’t really bother me too bad, I’m use to the big crowds because of being on the Varsity Basketball Team and on the Varsity Track Team, so I don’t think it is really a bad thing for me.”

Come support the volleyball team at the next home game on October 2 at 5:30 p.m.