The JV volleyball team earned their first win against Cornerstone Christian on Sept. 22.
The Cavs won in two sets, 25-16 and 25-10.
Sophomore co-captain Sonja Hansen said she was a little apprehensive because the Cavs had won against Cornerstone Christian in tournament play on Sept. 19.
“I thought we would not have been as hot today because we had just come from school and we were all just sitting around, and we wouldn’t be prepared,” she said.
According to Hansen, she had worried for nothing.
“All the girls played really well, and we easily won,” she added.
Hansen attributed the win to the recent game against Cornerstone in tournament play.
“We learned a lot from that day – like how to correct our position on the court and how to set up a successful three-touch play,” she said. “All of those skills from Saturday came back to us on the court.”
Freshman Tori Van Vleck also attributed the win to the three-touch plays.
“They went really well,” she said.
Van Vleck added that freshmen Chloe Colinwood and Emily Hayes had an especially good serving game.
However, the Cavs still need to improve in some areas.
“We didn’t do well with communicating or stay energized. I felt like I was the only one cheering,” Van Vleck said.
Hansen concurred, adding that the Cavs need more fans to cheer them on.
“The energy got way too low,” Hansen said. “This was partly from the crowd and from our players. Tori and (freshman) Lia (Kaufman) were the only players cheering. Tori is really good at cheers because she’s a player on club.
“(Junior varsity player) Aidan (Galati)’s mom was the only one who cheered us on. Everyone else in the crowd gave us some wimpy claps.”
Hansen emphasized that the team needs more spirit.
“Where’s the spirit committee squad when we need them?” she asked.
The girls’ next game will be away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, against Sacramento Waldorf at 5 p.m.
The Cavs played Waldorf at the tournament.
—By Annya Dahmani