CF Patriots Endure Loss Against Santa Fe Saints

The CF Lady Patriots Volleyball team were defeated 3-1 by Santa Fe Saints. The Patriots will use this as a motivational tool for upcoming games.

“It gave us more drive to take care of business when we go to state,” said Shanotta Bawek, who plays Right Side Hitter.

“We have to take it as a lesson,” said Marcela Frazzoni, who plays Outside Hitter. The loss leaves an impact on the team that affects each person in their own way.

“Of course the players and I feel the impact of the loss, however we have accomplished one of our goals and that is to be conference champions,” said

Flavia Siqueira, Head Coach. For Julymar Otero, who plays Right Side Hitter, the loss was a disappointment.

“I’m so mad, we won the first game we played against them in their home.  I am disappointed that they won in our house.”

Losing this game was hard for Bawek. “Personally as a sophomore it was kinda hard knowing that it was the last conference game of the season.  No one wants to lose their conference game,” Bawek said.

Although one of the players wasn’t pleased with the outcome of the game, It seemed to have affected her in a positive way.

“I don’t like to lose.  Everything happens for a reason. This night is over and good things are coming,” Frazzoni said.

In the beginning of the first set of the game, the score was tied 6-6. Santa Fe took the lead and ended that set with a score of 23-19.  They also won the second set with a score of 24-14.

“Santa Fe outplayed us in the first and second set.  They played better and made fewer mistakes. When we decided to play our game it was too late,” Siqueira said.

The Lady Patriots looked like they got a second wind when they took over the third set with a score of 25-11.

When asked about the game, Bawek said she thinks they started out slow tonight but by the third game they started to play the way they’re used to.

The last set of the game was intense. The Lady Patriots played hard but they were overtaken by Santa Fe with a score of 25-23.

“Now we have to move forward and get ready for the other matches we still have for the regular season,” Siqueira said.

In spite of the loss, The Lady Patriots’ are focusing on the future and preparing for the State and National Tournaments.

“I hate to lose games.  We won the conference anyways and have time for state and nationals,” Otero said.

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