The JV volleyball team earned its first victory of the season on Sept. 16 after beating Cornerstone Christian, 2-1.

The come-from-behind victory was fueled by aces and great passing, according to coach Kristi Mathisen.

The Cavs fell behind early, losing the first set, 8-25.

“No one was calling out balls,” sophomore Chloé Collinwood said.

“Since the front row was playing so close to the net, the back row had to get most of the balls. And they weren’t getting there.”

But in the second and third games the team fixed that problem, winning 25-13 and 15-8, respectively.

Collinwood and freshman Anu Krishnan served multiple aces, Mathisen said.

And vital passing came from two of the team’s veterans.

“(Sophomore) Kyra LaFitte and (sophomore) Emily Hayes both played front row and carried the team in exceptional passes,” Mathisen said.

The win follows an all-day tournament that the team played on Sept. 17 at Jackson Sports Academy.

Although the team lost all four of their matches there, the tournament experience benefited them against Cornerstone.

“We learned from Saturday that we really need to call the ball a lot and stay positive,” LaFitte said.

The girls will host Sacramento Adventist Academy on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m.

Adam Dean

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