Senior Naomi Turnbull passes to the setter during the 3-0 win against El Dorado Adventist on Oct. 8. (Photo by Hermione Xian)

Senior captain leads varsity volleyball team to straight-set victory

(Graphic by Larkin Barnard-Bahn and Jackson Crawford)

Senior outside hitter Jewel Turner had a long serving streak during the varsity volleyball team’s 25-17, 25-2, 25-5 triumph over the El Dorado Adventist Eagles at Country Day on Oct. 8. 

Toward the end of the first set, the Cavs made fewer errors, and Turner began her serving streak of about 20 points.

Turner said she wasn’t surprised that she held serve for so long. 

“I have faith in my team and myself that I can do it,” Turner said. 

Assistant Bri Davies, a junior, coached the team in place of Jason Kreps, who was on a middle school trip. 

Davies said consistent serving contributed to the victory.

“We had very strong serves and lots of aces,” Davies said. “In the second and third set, we did not miss any serves.”

Senior libero Naomi Turnbull agreed.

“After the first set, we started making fewer unforced errors with our serves,” Turnbull said. “This changed the momentum of the (match).” 

Senior middle blocker Savannah Rosenzweig said the team needs to improve on communication during points. 

“We need to learn how to communicate so we won’t have confusion about which player is supposed to hit the ball,” Rosenzweig said. 

The Cavs’ next match is Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. against Buckingham Charter at Country Day.

By Sanjana Anand

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