After having a first round bye, on Oct. 31, the girls beat Gaithersburg 3-0 in the second round of the playoffs.
On Oct 15, the girls took on Gaithersburg. During the first set, the score was tight when the Patriots pulled out the 25-22 win for the set. The entire momentum shifted and the Patriots dominated the second set winning 25-11. Finally, on the third set the girls won 25-18, completing the 3-0 shutout.
Two days later, on Oct. 17, the girls played the Northwest Jaguars. The Jaguars took the first set 25-9, but the Patriots rebounded by winning the second set 25-23. The Jaguars were able to gain control and win the last two sets of the game to win the match in three sets. This was the first lost in a previously undefeated season.
“Northwest was our only loss this season, but we are confident that if we meet them again we will be able to compete,” senior Chloe Hum
The girls took on the Blair Blazers for their senior night on Oct. 21.. Seniors Heather Chen, Catie Brick, Elizabeth Hsieh, Natalie Tai, Stephanie Geng, Ariana Rezaiyan-Nojani, Chloe Hum, Ellie Baker, and Mainee Scherlet were all honored before the game. Following the loss to Northwest, the girls were able to rebound nicely. While all three sets were close, the Patriots pulled out the 3-0 shoutout by winning 25-18, 25-21, and 25-11.
The last game of the regular season, the girls played Seneca Valley. After a dominant win against Blair, they dominated again against Seneca Valley, winning another shutout 3-0. After a one-loss regular season, the girls are ready to make a states run. “We are feeling really confident and good about the playoffs. We have a long way to go but this what we have been preparing for and we are ready,” Hum said. The girls take on Northwest in the regional semi-finals on Nov. 4.