(Graphic by Larkin Barnard-Bahn and Jackson Crawford)

Despite a third-set comeback, the varsity volleyball team lost its homecoming match to the Valley Christian Lions 25-21, 25-23, 26-24, on Sept. 27.

The Cavs started slowly in all three sets, falling behind and then rallying. In the third set, the Cavs led 17-14 before playing their first tiebreaker points this season.

Senior right side Alyssa Valverde said the team is persistent and “pulls it together in the end.” 

“We start passing the ball and keeping the ball off of our court, allowing our hitters to make kills and the other team to make mistakes,” she said.

Coach Jason Kreps missed the match for personal reasons, so junior assistant coach Bri Davies took his place. 

Valverde said the team needs to work on a “defense mentality.” 

Davies agreed.

“We need to work on serve receive and tighten up the passing,” she said. “We played well offensively, but (we) need to communicate more.”

The Cavs’ next match is at Western Sierra on Monday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m.

By Sicily Schroeder

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