Senior Zola Grey attempts to return the ball in a game against Sacramento Waldorf. (Photo by Arijit Trivedi)

Country Day varsity volleyball team sweeps Sacramento Waldorf in season opener

Country Day’s varsity volleyball team defeated the Sacramento Waldorf Waves 3-0 at home on Aug. 23. 

After struggles in the first set, sophomores — the only players on the team with club experience — took charge, said volleyball coach Jason Kreps.

Sophomores Annalucia King and varsity first-timer Mia Crowder were  standout servers, winning 13 and five consecutive points, respectively. Both served as pillars of consistency for the team, Kreps said.

Crowder also received praise from senior Zola Grey, who started in her first ever volleyball match.

“Mia’s serves were really short and consistent, which helped us land points,” she said.

Grey also commended King and sophomore Kaitlyn Dias for the support, encouragement and high energy they brought to huddles. 

Although  the varsity volleyball team has few experienced upperclassmen, 

Kreps praised the underclassmen coming in for stepping up.

The team has  four new players and only six returning players; three of the returners have club experience.

Going forward, Kreps hopes to work on communication, facilitate growth and help the team perform to their greatest potential. 

Crowder and Grey said they want to improve their rotations and game sense.

The Cavs varsity volleyball team will play Leeroy Greene at their next home game on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m.

— By Adam Akins

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