Volleyball Debuts with Success

Josh Lawas and Steven deLeon
September 23, 2010

On September 21, 2010 the Washington girls’ Varsity volleyball team made a stunning debut against the lady Colts of James Logan. Last season, the team ended with a record of 10-2 in league play, and beat James Logan two out of their three games. The Huskies placed 2nd overall in league and advanced to the second round of playoffs but unfortunately lost to Foothill, who were ranked highly in the NCS standings last season. “This year is a whole new story,” says team captain Kelsey Herrington. Herrington plans to lead the team to 1st place in league and beat their rivals, the Irvington Vikings. With the help of her senior star hitter, Konami Yokoyama, and top junior prospect Chessie Santeramo, the Huskies have a great chance of winning the league title this year. “The only way for us to achieve 1st place is by working as a team,” Herrington says. Knowing that this season will be a difficult and hard-working season, Herrington knows that her team has potential to take it further than last season.

At the home opener, the Washington girls had trouble finding their rhythm against the lady Colts in the first set of the match. With costly errors from the Huskies and the hard work from the colts, James Logan won the first set of the match, 25-18. The Washington girls were then determined to defeat the lady colts in the 2nd set . In this set, the score was neck and neck, while the refs seemed to anger the Huskies by making several close calls against them which triggered a huge momentum to push the Huskies which resulted in a 25-21 2nd set win for Washington High. The drive to win carried through and ended the match quickly with the Huskies on top 25-12 in the 3rd set and 25-18 in the 4th. Thus the game concluded and the Huskies won 3-1 with 3 straight set wins. The Washington girls played strongly and coach Terrell was pleased with their performance. Konami Yokoyama had a game high of 18 magnificent kills while Emily Marden led the team with 24 assists. Chessie Santeramo had a season high with 8 serving aces, and captain, Kelsey Herrington remains confident in her team.

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