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Girls Volleyball Wins and Wins

Peter Smith

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Varsity girls beach volleyball has won several key matches this year, slaying several big public schools, including teams such as Dos Pueblos, where they took one win, and Santa Barbara, where they added two more wins.
These wins against the big public schools were crucial for the beach volleyball team to secure a spot in the quarter nals of the playoffs.
When asked how the team’s wins against these public schools, who had a student body almost twice the size of Laguna’s, senior Maddy Nicolson said, “they [didn’t] think about the name [of the school].” they “just play[ed] the game.”

These wins helped Laguna secure a solid record of 8-5.

According to girls Beach Volleyball Head Coach Mike Maas, the team was “sort of haphazard because we never really had anybody — the girls always had soccer, or clubs, or injuries, and they didn’t really come until it was over… every week was sort of a hodgepodge we put out there… but they are very talented athletes, a bit short, but they have a lot of ball control.”

Aided by their staggering victories, the varsity girls team made it into the playo quarter finals.

When asked about the girls run, Coach Maas said, “Well, it was quick, we played Arroyo Grande on Monday, the playo s started Tuesday, and we were out Tuesday afternoon.”

These victories are owed to the team’s strong backbone of juniors. The juniors are “indispensable,” Nicolson said.

The varsity team also hosted a handful of younger athletes, including freshman Kiki Tolles, who, due to her performance throughout the season, moved up to a spot on one the top three teams.

 

Junior Varsity

Following this skill-developing season, the girls junior varsity is hoping to rebound from a 0-6 record. The JV team ran into a few problems during the season.

Freshman Summer Wang noted that the season may have gone better “if we could have had more practices, but we were re ng the varsity’s games
most of the time, so we didn’t have enough time to practice.” Although their practice time was limited, the team is hoping to have more for next year, and hopefully for years to come.

When asked and about how the girls junior varsity team was doing, Wang said, “Our team overall is pretty
constant, everyone’s at the same skill level, so it’s nice.”

Even though the junior varsity’s record isn’t per- fect, it seems as if the freshmen and the two sophomores are geared up for the next season to come.

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