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Coronado Girls Volleyball Plays Well, Including Win Over Christian

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:40 am | Updated: 10:48 am, Mon Oct 28, 2019.

Islander Girls Volleyball Head Coach Adeile Ahmu provides a report on her team’s week of competition. “Last week our victory against Christian was an overall team effort. Playing the Patriots in the second round of Eastern League play, we came out with a win with the set scores of 19-25, 25-22, 25-21, and 26-24.

“We attacked Christian’s weakness after the first set. Our tough serving won the match for us and the game changer was in Set Two, starting with our senior Liz Hunsaker with a five-point serving streak, followed by outside hitter and junior Caitlin Kane’s five-point serving run as well. Offensively we struggled to execute, but our defense saved us. In Set 2 as we adjusted and became more disciplined, which caused unforced hitting errors by Christian.

“Set 3 definitely set the tone for the remainder of the match with Maddie Flanagan’s seven-point serving run and the energy on and off the court helped carry us in Set 4. Great defense came from sophomore and second year varsity player Zoe Johnstad, along with Kane. They both sacrificed their body to dig balls and forced Christian to make errors. 

“Closing out the week we took another loss against the leading team in our league University City (26-28, 25-23, 17-25. 23-25). The Lady Islander’s didn’t go out without a fight. We were ready to play defense and serve tough again, but too many unforced errors on our end kept us from pushing through for a better outcome. I am extremely proud at the constant fight and heart the team plays with. The three captains on the court Hunsaker, sophomore Jenna Tocorzic and sophomore Johnstad set the tone and expectations for their teammates. All 14 team members keep each other accountable for those expectations every game. It was a great match and we may have lost, but the team definitely played every ball with the intention of winning. Their determination and hunger to be better helps motivate them for their next match.

“We end our conference play Tuesday at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace at 5 p.m. and Thursday against High Tech High San Diego. This Thursday is the last regular season home game for our seniors Hunsaker and Camille Paje.”

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