volleyball team huddle

 

By Kathy Tang

 

Bonita Vista Barons varsity volleyball team loses to Olympian Eagles on October 21, 2014.

“The game went okay. Obviously we could have done better, we could have at least won one set but we are starting to really work as a team,” junior, opposite side hitter and middle blocker Cameron Peters said.

Olympian won all three sets. The first was a close loss of 22-25, the second set was 21-25 and the final game was 14-25. The devastating loss of 0-3 sets also added to Olympian’s 18 wins out of 26 games. Bonita’s varsity has won eight out of 22. Both while the the Barons played hard and became close during the first and second sets, they were unfortunately unmatched because of rankings.

While Bonita Vista’s varsity volleyball is division eight, Olympian is a full five divisions higher at division three. Olympian is 27th and Bonita is 51st out of the 102 high school volleyball teams in San Diego. It is not clear if the players had this knowledge before the game but, barons went out excited and aggressive as always.

“I think we played the game we played well. It was just little fundamental things and not being more aggressive made us come to our loss,” sophomore, Libero, setter and defensive specialist Nicole Tabuena said.

Even after Olympian defeated our Barons, varsity players continued to keep a positive attitude for future practices and games.

“I think we could improve on our energy because sometimes we are really hyped up and positive but other times were just down on ourselves,” Tabuena said.

“I thought we had a lot of moments where we played strong but we just were not able to finish,” coach Michael Ortiz said.

Ortiz also agreed that the team did specifically well in defense. From this game against Olympian, the players knew what their strengths and weaknesses in order to prepare for the next games.

“I know that maybe does not show, but [the team] is starting to come together,” Peters said.

Final score of Varsity volleyball game fist set