Sports Updates: Varsity women’s volleyball wins big, Orioles kick off the ALDS at home


Photo Courtesy Danielle Goe

Varsity women’s volleyball team poses after winning gold at a noncompetitive tournament. The tournament took place Sept. 23.

Eleanor Werneke and Eric Johnson

Varsity women’s volleyball wins big

At a tournament on Sept. 23, women’s varsity volleyball won gold.

The game was hosted by New Life Christian School in Frederick, Maryland. The squad played five other teams and continued into the playoffs after their wins. The final best-of-five match was played against Covenant Life School. In those five sets against Covenant Life School, the Lady Patriots won the first, third, and fifth sets, making them the winners of the tournament

“We were not going to let them leave with smiles on their faces. As bad as that sounds, their joy really stung us, and it put our competitiveness in hyperdrive,” senior middle hitter Oladokun Ekundayo said.

The team’s record is 7-3. According to outside and middle senior Danielle Goe, who has played volleyball for five years, the team’s bonding has helped them succeed.

“We go out to lunch and just use communication skills,” Goe said.

Eleanor Werneke is a Lifestyles Editor for The Patriot and


Orioles kick off the ALDS at home

The Baltimore Orioles currently hold a 96-66 record, which is second in all of Major League Baseball. After beating the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Sept. 16, the O’s clinched the American League East Division for the first time since 1997.

“It takes me back to when I was a little kid, and they were always good. They remind me of the [19]79 team,” avid Baltimorean, math teacher, and track coach Robert Torres said.

The administration allowed students to wear black and orange to celebrate Orioles success and show support for their team on Sept. 17.

“I remember going to the games with my friends in high school, back when we had a great team every year. It was great,” Orioles fan and math teacher Alvin Ward said.  “I’m glad to see they’re starting to be a better team again.”

The Birds are currently playing a best of five games against the winner of the American League Central, the Detroit Tigers, at Camden Yards, the home of the Orioles.

Eric Johnson is a Sports Editor for The Patriot and