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Five kills down, one more to go

Rico Jones Donelson
October 23, 2009

The girl’s volleyball team is off to a great start, both in and out of league. With an overall record of 11-4 and 5-1 league record, the girls have come out stronger than their previous season.

However, Mission San Jose High School always seems to be one step ahead of the lady huskies. Before league play opened, both Mission and Washington faced each other at the Huskies’ annual tournament, Sept. 12. After a close game of 21-25, 25-23, 9-15, the huskies fell short and placed second. If the girls are going to beat Mission this year, they need to limit serving errors, keep the game close and set up a solid offense. Junior Konami Yokoyama’s whopping season average of 109 kills and 14 blocks definitely helps lead the huskies to victory. The girls will be able to avenge themselves Oct. 15 when they face Mission at home.

They are undefeated at home this year, so having a home court advantage going into the game will give the team an advantage. A win over Mission will definitely bump Washington into the race for the 2009 league title. Senior and co-captain Kellie Ishisaki has been out for most of the season due to a knee injury, but is expected to return before the season is over.

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