FORT WASHINGTON -- Germantown Academy's Varsity Volleyball team welcomed Archbishop Ryan to The Griswold Gym for a non-league match on Sept. 13, just one day after hosting Perkiomen School. While the opponents were different, the results were the same as the Patriots picked up two wins in straight sets. Germantown Academy is currently 3-0 on the season.
"We're feeling good," Kaitlin Pokorny '24 said. "We still have a lot to work on, but we know what we have to work on. The teams we're playing right now aren't as competitive as the teams we'll play in the Inter-Ac, but the wins have been a good lift for the team."
Against Perkiomen, the Patriots won their games 25-13, 25-16, and 25-19. Kaitlin Pokorny led the attack with 10 kills, with Caroline Smith '25 right behind with eight to go along with three blocks. Emily Pokorny '26 tallied three aces to lead the team. Angie Wang '24 recorded 15 assists, Nicole Ward '26 had seven, and Jade West '26 had three.
The team followed it up by winning 25-15, 25-16, and 25-21 over Archbishop Ryan. The Patriots did not trail in the contest until they had already won two sets. Ryan's biggest lead came when they held an 11-8 advantage, but the Patriots came storming back. Hadley Evans '25 recorded a kill to level the score at 13. With the score tied at 14, Evans recorded an ace to give the Patriots a lead that they would not relinquish.
Smith led the team with 12 kills, while Evans had seven on the day to go along with seven aces. Wang was close behind with six to go along with 15 assists. Despite the performance, the team knows that they can improve.
"I think our energy just fell," Kaitlin Pokorny said. "We get tired, and I think we need to work on our endurance as a team. We've talked already about taking practices more seriously and having intention with everything that we're doing so that we can perfect our play."
Germantown Academy returns to action on Sept. 19 for a match against Villa Joseph Marie High School on the road.