The varsity volleyball team lost its second of four qualifying games for playoffs against Valley Christian on Oct. 29, after winning the first against Sacramento Adventist, 3-2, the day before.
The Cavs lost to Valley in three straight sets: 16-25, 19-25 and 22-25. The loss ties the Cavs for second place in the league.
“(The Lady Lions of Valley Christian) are the best in our league and were better at keeping the ball in play and having us make all the mistakes,” junior Erin Reddy said.
Sophomore Madison Judd said that the mistakes were caused by the lack of aggressiveness and energy in the game.
“The energy picked up in the third game, but we just couldn’t get far enough ahead to win,” she said.
In fact, the lack of energy and communication was also what initially got the team in trouble against Sac Adventist.
The Cavs lost the first two sets, 15-25 and 17-25, but picked up the slack and came back to win three straight sets, 27-25, 25-21 and 15-12.
“(The team) picked up the energy and won,” Judd said.
In the third set the Cavs were leading, but due to an error by the scorekeeper, the opposing team almost caught up.
In the last set the girls fell behind but made a miraculous comeback and won by 3.
“I don’t really know how (we won),” Reddy said. “In the beginning we didn’t seem quite ready to play.”
The girls must win one of the next two games to qualify for playoffs.
They will face Faith Christian in an away game on Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m.
The JV volleyball team lost its last game of the season, 0-2, to Valley Christian, on Oct. 29.
The scores were 7-25 and 9-25.
Freshman Avi Bhullar said the team was focusing on having fun in the game more than usual.
“I know I was laughing a lot,” she said.
Bhullar said the team hasn’t practiced in a week, and that that contributed to their loss.
“We were heavy on our feet,” she said.
Freshman Isabelle Leavy said the team’s main issue all season was lack of communication.
Still, Bhullar said she was proud of the team’s growth.
“All of us improved a lot,” Bhullar said.