On a night that had many implications for both Riverview High School and Venice High School,
the season series up to this point was tied at one a piece. A so-called best of three was deemed
necessary to determine who would gain massive bragging rights in this gargantuan rivalry.
Fortunately, for the Lady Rams, they were able to show both adversity and perseverance when it
mattered most, and they picked up a much-needed win against in-county rival Venice in a
fiercely competitive 3-2 match. The first two sets went to the Lady Rams by scores of 25-22 and
25-15, yet Venice wasn’t planning to pack their bags just so quickly.
They repeated Riverview’s scheme and won the next two sets 25-14 and 25-21. An extra fifth set
was essential to separate the victorious from the defeated, and as the Lady Rams found that
discipline inside of them and continued to stay dedicated to the plan at task.
Needing to only score 15 points, the Lady Rams understood that every point had even more
substantial weight than the last as they had to play together to unify as one. This promise was
dignified when Riverview came out on top by conquering the final set 15-9.
Senior Madison Binkley finished with 15 kills and 9 digs, while senior Ella Pfeil had 11 kills and
11 digs. Juniors McKenna Flaherty and Carmen Hvideberg also massively contributed to the
cause as Flaherty ended the night with 11 kills and 28 digs along with Hvideberg, landing 9 kills
and 11 digs on Venice. Riverview improved their record to 7-5, while Venice dropped to 9-8.
Photo by Jenny Waring Photography