Thursday, was Senior Night for the Fighting Irish volleyball team, in the last regular home game of the season. The Irish Junior Varsity and Varsity teams faced off against the Bay High Tigers. The Junior Varsity match started at 5:30, followed by a ceremony to honor the senior players and managers, and after the conclusion of the ceremony the Varsity match started.
The Junior Varsity lost the match 2-0, losing the first set 25-10 and the second 25-12. The Junior Varsity played tough games, but unfortunately the Tigers were able to come out on top.
The Varsity also lost a tough match losing 3-0. The Irish lost the first set 25-14, the second 25-18, and the third 25-14. The girls put up a hard fight and never gave up.
The seniors honored were: Raven Gonsoulin, Addison Hall, Shannon Kirkpatrick, Mary Tubb, Emilia Rosales, and Elisabeth Van Horn; who recognized Lindsey Hoye, a manager from last year and fellow classmate, who moved to Tennessee over the summer.
Shannon Kirkpatrick, who tore her ACL in the spring, has not been able to play during her senior season. During the Varsity game, she was able to get in some playing time, and got to serve a few times. She helped the team a great deal.
Story by Cara Pisciotta