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JV team falls to Foresthill in close, hard-fought match

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Bianca Hansen
Sophomore Naomi Turnbull returns the ball to Foresthill while sophomore Alyssa Valverde and freshman Naomi Cohen observe.

The intense girls’ JV volleyball game against Foresthill High School began with a 4-point Foresthill run.

As the set continued, the Cavs were close behind, usually lagging by 3-4 points as the audience anxiously watched.

They eventually lost the first set, 17-25.

However, the second set,  filled with aces and nail-biting rallies, was closer. The two teams frequently tied it up, and at other times Foresthill usually led by no more than three points.

“We had some really intense, long, but still very powerful rallies. It got intense as the ball kept coming back over our side,” freshman Lindsay Burback said.

After falling behind, 14-21, the Cavs made a comeback after freshman Elise Sommerhaug served two aces.

The audience nervously watched as the score reached 22-24, hoping the Cavs could keep Foresthill from scoring the last point.

But, the Cavs lost the match after falling to Foresthill,  22-25.

“There were times that we thought we were going to get the point, but no matter how hard we hit, passed and served over the net the (other) team always found a way to get back at us,” Burback explained.

“But, we (still) had really good sets, passes, tips and hits.”

Although the team lost, coach Sarah Song said the girls have definitely improved.

“We had very few service errors,” Song said.

Song attributed the loss to lack of communication. Sophomore Anu Krishnan agreed.

“We need to talk more, and we need to not get discouraged when we miss a ball,” said Krishnan.

Burback added that nobody was calling the ball when they received deep serves.

“There were many hard and deep servers on the other team,” Burback said.

“It was also their hits and tips that we had a hard time catching.”

The next game is against Woodland Christian School at home on Monday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m.

By Sarina Rye

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