JV volleyball wins third game

On Sept. 14, the girls junior varsity volleyball team did not start off how they would have hoped.

Having lost the first two matches of their season, the team came out looking forward to a excellent game and a solid start, but right off the bat San Pasqual aced their serve and took an early lead against the lancers.

“We had a rough start, but after a few points, we knew what we had to do and we put our game faces on,” junior McCall Smith said.

After the first few points, the lancers stepped up and came back strong, winning their first game 25 to 14 and their second game 25 to 19.

In the second match of  Carlsbad’s game, they started off the way they would have liked to in the first. They took the lead early on and kept it throughout the match ultimately winning without much of a challenge.

Down by three at the start of the third game, the team took control. Chloe Dunn hit a spike that both won Carlsbad the point and boosted team morale. The lancers then took the lead and didn’t look back, with junior Sarah Allen-Baines serving for seven points without allowing San Pasqual any wins.

“My serving helped the game by getting points for our team. I think our team played really well together and we reached our goal because of it,” Baines said. “I couldn’t have done it alone, without the help of my team we couldn’t have pulled together for the victory.”

This win gives our lady lancers an overall record of 2 wins and 1 loss.

“Our team is really stepping up this year,” Smith said. “Sure, we didn’t do so well our first game, but I feel our second and third games really reflect our ability as a team to come together and get the win.”