Bianca Hansen
Seniors Annya and Katia Dahmani, Yasmin Gupta and Lea Gorny stand with their parents while listening to teammates’ speeches.

There was more at stake than just the win when the girls’ varsity volleyball team faced off against the Sacramento Adventist Academy Capital on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Not only was it senior night, but with a win, the Cavs would also clinch first seed in their league.

Sophomores Bri Davies and Jewel Turner, along with juniors Tori Van Vleck, Heidi Johnson, and Bella Mathisen, celebrated senior night with coaches Jason Kreps and Sarah Song by giving speeches commemorating the seniors after the game.

In their previous matchup against the Capitals, the Cavs took an easy 3-0 victory, so they came into this game very confident, according to Davies.

The Cavs came out with an intensity the Capitals were unable to match, going on an early serving run and taking advantage of the Capitals’ inability to get the ball over the net, en route to a  dominant 25-6 victory in the first set.

The following sets were more competitive, with the Capitals scoring first in the second set, but still resulted in a 25-16 win for the Cavs.

The third set, much like the first, went the Cavs’ way, finishing with a 25-12 win, ultimately trouncing the Capitals,  3-0.

Unfortunately, the Cavalry wasn’t in full force to witness an impressive game on a special night.

According to Davies, more bleachers were filled for the Capitals than for the Cavs.

Despite this, the Cavs still enjoyed the night, as they not only got the victory but also secured first seed for playoffs.

“It was really sweet,” senior Lea Gorny said. “Listening to (them) talk made (the win) even better.”

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