The Islanders Girls Volleyball team took care of business this past week. With two road games this week, it was fantastic to see the Islanders dominate in both of their matches versus Montgomery High School and Hoover High School.
In the team’s first match-up of the week, the Islanders won handily 3 sets to 0 over Montgomery. In the match, the Islanders continued to play on the strengths that they have displayed early this season.
They dominated on their service points, as showcased by their 9-0 start to the match in the first set, which helped them capture the first set 25-7. Montgomery would play the Islanders closer in the second set, but Coronado’s superior setting and skill skills would eventually prevail giving them a 25-23 set win.
In the final set, the Islanders would again make easy work of Aztecs as they would again display their skills as the net and dominated while on serving to cruise to the 25-8 third set win.
While the 3-0 victory over Montgomery was impressive, it would be hard to imagine that the Islanders could one-up their performance later that week against Hoover.
But they did exactly that and added some history just for good measure.
In their match, Coronado would claim the first two sets versus the Cardinals, 28-26 and 25-16. In the first two sets, it was again another masterclass from the Islanders as they were regularly able to win long rallies, thanks to their ability to set and kill.
Perhaps most notable was the Islander’s overall ability to dig would-be kills from Hoover to help extend points and push the set in their favor.
Yet it would be the third set where Coronado would play their finest set on the match yet. Coronado freshmen young-gun Emily Page would serve 25 consecutive points and lead the way in the Islander’s 25-0 third set victory. Yes, that is not a typo.
Page and the Islanders blanked Hoover in third set 25-0. And it’s a feat that should not be taken lightly; it took a very high level of concentration, skill, and precession. The Islanders didn’t make one unforced error, didn’t miss or over-shoot a kill, and Page didn’t miss on one service. The third set victory was truly a very loud green and white exclamation point on what was the finest week of the Islanders season yet.
With all the momentum in the world behind them, the Lady Islanders will look to continue their winning ways and make it three wins in a row when they travel to Canyon Hills’ High School to take on the Rattlers, in what will be one of their final tune-ups until their league schedule starts Tuesday, Sept. 21st vs. High Tech High.