JV volleyball is confident about a memorable season

While the temperature outside is starting to fall, the girls JV volleyball team is heating up. The team started its season winning nine straight matches, which include five league games and four non-league games.

Within the last six weeks, the Panthers defeated Sacred Heart Prep, Los Altos, San Mateo, Aragon, and Hillsdale by the score of 2-0 at home.   

In addition, the team won two major league games against formidable opponents.

“The first was an upset over a traditionally strong Sacred Heart Cathedral — 2-0 (25-14, 25-21). The second was against another traditionally tough team, Notre Dame Belmont. Our Lady Panthers maintained their aggressiveness and kept Notre Dame Belmont scrambling 2-0 (25-18, 25-22),” JV head coach Chris Chiu said.

“Our team works very well together on the court. Everyone is supportive and encouraging but still competitive,” junior Talia Friedman said. “I am looking forward to getting to know my team better and keep our winning streak going.”

Despite their winning streak, Chiu is more concerned that his players try their hardest than he is that they win. “They could win against a weak team without giving it their best effort, and that doesn't really mean anything,” Chiu said.

One of Chiu’s goals is to get them ready to play varsity next year. He would like to help his players grow and mature as athletes and as people.

On Oct. 2, the Panthers will be playing an away game against San Mateo High School at 5 p.m.

 Sophomore setter Neha Bandrapalli practices her volleyball skills before a home game against Hillsdale High School

Sophomore setter Neha Bandrapalli practices her volleyball skills before a home game against Hillsdale High School

Posted on September 29, 2018 .