The Islanders Girls Volleyball team has certainly gotten things rolling in the right direction. Winners of three straight matches, the Islanders currently sit with a 5-2 record in league play, thanks to two victories last week over both University City and Mission Bay. This places them just one game behind Christian High School for the lead/first place in the City- Eastern League standings.
For the first match of the week, the Islanders took down University City with a three sets to one victory. The Islanders in many ways outclassed the visiting Centurions and most notably so in their play at the net. Like they have done in most of the wins this season, Allison Wygal, Sarah Alexander, Maddie Ortiz, Emily Wygal, and Maddie Flanagan dominated at the net providing electric kills and sparking the Islanders when needed.
Following the team’s solid win, they had a quick turnaround and welcomed in yet another league opponent in Mission Bay High School. The Buccaneers came into Thursday’s match with a record of 6-27, so it was a game that the Islanders certainly expected to win. And not only did they win, but they also dominated to an easy three sets to zero victories.
The Islander’s victory was heavily added to, thanks to strong performances in the service game from Emily Page, Zoe Johnstad, Phina Bustos, and Marlie Meoni, all of whom continuously rifled in strong serves to give the Islanders the edge and help grab them several quick points.
With the Islanders now sit at 5-2 in the league, it will be yet another massive week for the Lady Islanders. As on Tuesday night, Coronado will face off against Christian High School in the team’s final league game of the 2021 season. Christian currently sits just one game above the Islanders; if the Islanders should win, they would earn a share of the 2021 City-Eastern League title. Considering the last time these two powerhouses met it went all the way to a fifth set tie breaker, the match is sure to be a thriller.
A win over Christian would also prove large when it comes to improving their potential CIF seeding, as another over a strong opponent would go a long way for the Islanders.