Team looks toward redemption against Crespi

Team looks toward redemption against Crespi

Chester Ranger ’18 receives the ball before setting it to his teammate Justin Eitner ’18. Photo Credit: Jackie Greenburg/Chronicle

The boys’ volleyball team is looking to the playoffs and a chance to redeem themselves after a shaky season with an overall record of 6-7-1.

After coming off of a 3-0 win to the Chaminade Eagles last Wednesday, the team looked to place high in the Sylmar Charter Tournament on Saturday.

Following the tournament, the team defeated Crespi at home Tuesday 3-1.

Although previously losing the match 3-2 to the Celts in March, the team hopes to improve offensively and communicate more thoroughly.

“We have to remain focused in practice and in the weight room leading up to it in order to play how we want to play,” setter and Chronicle staff writer Will Mallory ’20 said. “In the game, we have to communicate and stay disciplined. This game is really important for our playoff picture, so every point is going to matter. We have to play at the best of our abilities through the whole game.”
Although the squad will lose nine senior players, it still relies on those players to push them through the last few games of league play.

“I think it’s really hard to prepare for the loss of nine seniors whatsoever,” Mallory said. “With that being said, I think our team has the talent and potential to step into the roles that we’re losing next year but it’s definitely going to be hard to adjust. The nine seniors have been really helpful this year and have played really well. It’s hard when you have a leadership vacancy like that.”

The team will travel to its next league match at Notre Dame Thursday. After beating the Knights once at home, the team hopes to claim another victory against Notre Dame, after which the team will play Alemany for their last away game April 27. With no time to prepare for its next match, the team lacks practice and time to rest.

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