Lady Chargers Remain Positive After Losing Senior Night


Sierra Karner

Bullitt East played their last home game against South Oldham Oct. 14. Senior Grace Satterfield hits the volleyball and returns it after a serve. “This game isn’t just an athletic game, it’s also a mind game and you have to have the right mindset to play. With that being said Thursday against South Oldham was a mindset game. South Oldham wanted to win the game but so did we. We never gave up in that game and to me that shows a great mindset,” Satterfield said.

Sierra Karner, Social Media Director

Going out hard.

The Lady Chargers went to five sets against South Oldham.

Earlier this week, they played against Eastern. The girls celebrated senior night at their last home game in the regular season. They unfortunately fell back in a loss against South Oldham.

Oct. 11, the girls played against Eastern in four sets. They won the first set 25-14, third set 25-16 and fourth set 25-20. There was a lot of communication and strong team work going on the whole game. “We had a lot of teamwork going on so I feel like we really, we work together, that’s kind of been our struggle too is we let teams like come back on us before we can kind of like get into gear and like kind of like, push are to be our hardest so I think at Eastern are playing against Eastern we did really good with, you know, getting that home win,” senior Morgan Butler said.

Senior McKenna Humprey recently announced that she will be attending Midway University and play volleyball for them. She was sad to see her last high school season come to an end, but is excited for her future. “Celebrating senior night was definitely an emotional roller coaster, I am lucky to have an amazing team to make it so special. I am a very family based person so having everyone that is special to me there really meant a lot,” Humphrey said. Playing on the team has allowed her to create a bond with them and it is something that she will miss when she goes to college.

Butler has played volleyball since middle school. She has played for Bullitt East for six years and has sent off her fair share of seniors over the years. “It was really bittersweet, it was nice to finally get a senior night. It was weird being the senior but it was really nice and I feel like the underclassmen did a really good job, you know, trying to make it as best as they could. I really spent a lot of time making posters and getting us gifts and stuff so it was really, really awesome. I’m glad I got to be a part of it for sure,” Butler said.

Oct. 14, the girls played South Oldham for senior night. South Oldham won the first two sets 25-23 and 27-25. After close sets they decided they weren’t done and won the third and fourth sets 25-21 and 25-23. “My struggle in the game was number seven on South Oldham, she could tip and get around our blocks very strongly. Even when I would adjust my way of playing for her she would change as well because she knew what I was doing,” Humphrey said.

After contracting COVID-19, junior Hayla Puckett was able to come back at the end of the season. She is glad to have the opportunity of playing most of the game during senior night. “The South Oldham game was one of my best games I’ve had since I returned from being out due to COVID. I had the winning point for us to go to the 5th set to give us a chance to win the game. Seeing the excitement in the whole team and even the Redzone as I scored that point was so heartwarming,” Puckett said.

The girls will play Whitfield Academy at Jeffersontown High School Oct.18, at 6:30 p.m. in the first round of districts.