The JV volleyball girls get ready on defense against Sacramento Waldorf on Sept. 23. The Cavs won their second game in two days, 2-0.

JV volleyball beats Cornerstone, Sac Waldorf in back-to-back matches

The JV volleyball team was faced with two games in two days.

After winning the game against Cornerstone Christian on Sept. 22, many of the girls were pumped to win this game.

And they did.

The Cavs defeated Sac Waldorf in two sets, 25-7 and 25-17.

During warmups before the game, freshman Heidi Johnson said she thought the team would do well.

“We had lots of practice (at our tournament) on Saturday, so we know our weaknesses and we’ll improve on it today,” she said.

Freshman co-captain Lia Kaufman started off the game with eight serves in a row, acing four of them.

“I think we won because the other team was pretty quiet and not as confident at setting up three-touch plays,” co-captain sophomore Sonja Hansen said.

Freshman Tori Van Vleck agreed.

“The other team didn’t really communicate, or have skill,” she said.

Hansen said that the team has developed a good rhythm when it comes to setting up offensive plays.

“We have been playing so many games this last week and haven’t had any practices,” she said. “I think we’re learning a lot during games instead of practices because you remember your mistakes and how to fix them when they count for something like losing a point of a game.”

Hansen said that freshman Chloe Collinwood stood out in this game.

“(She) has gotten really good at stopping the ball and sending it straight up in the air,” she said. “Chloe didn’t get to play as much in the game because (coach) Kristi (Mathisen) was trying to incorporate (sophomore) Zihao Sui into a new position, which can get a little tricky.”

The girls’ next game will be away against Valley Christian on Friday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m.

—By Annya Dahmani

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