Packing the stands for homecoming

Ella Williams, Writer

With so many events going on, homecoming week can seem hectic. Through this, student athletes have to stay focused on their fall sports and keep playing their best. OHS encouraged students to “pack the stands” and show up to home games on Tuesday. This helped show school spirit and support. Home games on Sept. 27 included girls soccer and volleyball. 

Girls varsity soccer played at 7:00 p.m. against Rochester John Marshall. The team had a successful game, up 2-1 by halftime, and ending with a 3-1 win. Mr. Jeremy Wood is head coach of JV and assistant varsity coach. Wood said, “The goal there was to get the team involved in giving back to the community.” It was senior night, so before the game, players wrote cards and gave gifts to the graduating players. Then, after the game, the team celebrated with treats. Freshman Isabel Kreitinger is a soccer player on the OHS 9A team, she enjoys watching the varsity games and looks up to the varsity players. Kreitinger said, “I look up to how they play, like their skill level and techniques.” She felt strongly that the game would end in a Huskie win.

Volleyball also had a home game on Tuesday, against the Winona Winhawks. The girls held fan appreciation night and kids night, where OYVBA players can get into the game free when wearing their current jerseys. After the game, kids could get posters signed by the varsity players that they look up to. The Huskies won the first three sets, which resulted in a win against the Winhawks. It was a clean sweep for OHS volleyball. Junior varsity player Becca Neilsen was in the stands watching the game. She explains that communication was strong and there were some good attacks against Winona. Nielsen said, “It was just a better game than most of the season.” She knew that things could have been improved, but overall the game was successful. 

The next girls varsity soccer game is on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m. and the next home volleyball game is Monday, Oct. 3 at 7:15 p.m. Even though Homecoming week will be over, OHS still encourages fans to keep cheering on the teams.