Volleyball hits 8-game winning streak


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Volleyball player Preslie Boswell gets ready for a spike. Volleyball has won eight games in a row. Courtesy of Wolf Pack Athetics

Kloe Witt, Staff Writer

The Loyola volleyball team is currently on a winning streak of eight games.

The team’s coach, Jesse Zabal, said that in the team’s success, she aims to keep her players focused on the games ahead of them in order to ensure a strong end to their season.

“I think we’re just taking it one day at a time, focusing on taking advantage of our training time in practice, then preparing ourselves as best we can when game day rolls around,” she said.

Zabal said that the players are handling a lot between being students and athletes but that they are doing a great job at handling it all regardless. She said that their success is thanks to their mentality as a team.

“I believe they have put more of a focus on having well-thought-out and intentional goals, both individually and for the team, for each practice and each match. It’s helped them stay focused on the task at hand,” Zabal said.

Zabal also said that their teamwork has played a large part in the team’s success.

“I think everyone continues to come together and play their roles really well, which instills confidence in everyone else on the court,” she said.

As the team continues their already successful season, Zabal said that they still hold their team’s values with their goals in mind.

“The goal is obviously to keep winning, but it’s not about the streak. It’s about taking on each match – one at a time – giving each match and opponent the respect it’s due,” she said.