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Islander Boys Volleyball Team’s Record At 14-9

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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 2:52 pm

The Islander Boys Volleyball Team ran into a bit of a competitive buzz saw last week, with seven games on their schedule. They started well, with a straight-set win over Santa Fe Christian High School by the scores of 25-15, 25-18 and 25-13. Then they hosted St. Augustine in an Eastern League match Wednesday and were on the short side of a 25-12, 25-9, 25-18 loss.

Coronado, under the direction of Head Coach George Cavaco, had a starting lineup of middle blockers Jerod Viola and Evan Grim, outside hitters Brayden Austin and Jake Hacker, middle blocker Evan Grim, opposite Danny Hopkins and setter Griffin Book. Libero Juleon Weimann also saw plenty of playing time. 

The Islanders started the match with the serve, which quickly turned into a sideout and a point for the Saints, who proceeded to jump out to a 5-0 lead. That lead which turned into an 8-2 margin. The Islanders rallied back to make the score 9-6 on a Saints service error, a combo block/kill shot by Austin and Grim, and a couple of well-placed serves by Hacker. Coronado got to within 13-11 before St. Augustine scored eight straight points, lost a point on a service error, then ran off the final four points for the first set.

The second set had a similar beginning to the first, as the Saints ran off the first five points, Coronado won two points, and before long the score was 16-4 in favor of the Saints. Throughout the match, St. Augustine was able to put together medium and long scoring runs, while the Islanders weren’t able to put together sustained scoring runs of more than a couple of points at a time. The second set ended quickly, and Coronado put up a good effort in the third set before falling 25-18. The most consistent offensive threats for Coronado seemed to be Viola and Austin. St. Augustine had three hitters who could bring some serious heat on their kill shots.

Friday Coronado launched into the Valhalla/Christian Tournament, a two-day affair which saw them play five matches, posting a 1-4 record. They opened the tournament with 21-25, 25-18, 15-11 win over Mission Vista. That was followed by a tight three-set loss to Grossmont, which ended with a 17-15 loss in the third; a straight set loss to La Jolla; a close 25-21, 25-23 loss to Fallbrook and a three set loss to Christian. This week Coronado travels to Scripps Ranch Wednesday, and hosts Patrick Henry Friday at 5 p.m.

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