The JV girls’ volleyball team had played and defeated Cornerstone Christian, 2-0, on Sept. 22, so they were determined to win yet again on Oct. 16.
With only two matches left in their season, the Cavs did indeed conquer Cornerstone, bringing their overall record to 3-5.
The Cavs won the first set, 25-18, and then immediately followed with another win, 25-19.
Sophomore co-captain Sonja Hansen said that Cornerstone Christian hadn’t improved that much since the previous game.
“Cornerstone still couldn’t return passes or set up three-touch plays,” Hansen said. “And they all still serve underhand.”
Despite Cornerstone not being that good, the Cavs were off, she said.
“(We were) really quiet, and Cornerstone got an 8-point lead,” she said. “Then something clicked, and everything came together and we were back.”
Because of the high-school field trips, this was the girls’ first game in two weeks.
Although Hansen said she believed that the team did pretty well, she said that the girls still displayed some weaknesses throughout the game.
“A couple players forgot transitioning and how to be aggressive,” Hansen added. “But they kind of snapped back 10 minutes into the game.”
The Cavs have only two games left in their season.
They face Valley Christian at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, and Valley Christian again on Friday, Oct. 23 (Homecoming).
Hansen said the team really needs fans at the games, especially because their next game will be the Cavs’ third matchup against the Valley Christian Lions, who have defeated them both times, 1-2.
“I think all the freshmen love having real crowds because in middle school just a few parents would come to the games,” she said. “They get really excited when other students and teachers are there too.”
Hansen added that a lot of freshmen have stepped up and become leaders. She said she believes that the team is going to be in great hands next season because of them.