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Los Altos Girls Volleyball Take on San Marino

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Los Altos Girls Volleyball Take on San Marino


As the Los Altos Girls Varsity Volleyball walked onto the volleyball court to take on the San Marino Varsity Team, fans cheered, parents whistled, and coaches prepped their players for the game. On August 30th the volleyball team engaged in a tough match vs.  San Marino High School..

During this amazing preseason, the girls have had a strong 5-1 record. They have traveled to Whitter Christian, Northview, Diamond Bar, Bishop Amat, St. Lucy’s, and Wilson. The girls have been trying their best to prepare themselves for the season, and are challenging themselves with teams of all different skill levels, just to test their own. Their coaches and captain make sure that for every game they are ready to battle, and they treat their games as if they were CIF games.

The girls came in confident and tried their best to keep their lead during the first set. They lead for a few points before San Marino fought back with their hard serves and smart plays. San Marino closed the set by two points, and the Los Altos Girls Volleyball knew they had to change something in their original plan.

“After each set, we talked about what we needed to improve in order to succeed. We analyze the other team’s weaknesses and modify our plays and decisions to succeed.” Senior Captain Stephanie Ramos said.

By the second set, it was almost the same story, except our girls came back with more motivation. The setters gave our hitters amazing sets which resulted in amazing hits by our outsides Kathy Porter and Jada Smith. They worked hard to get to the ball and put it down.

“What keeps my motivation high is looking at my mother during games because she’s always a reassurance in my mind.” said Junior Jada Smith

For some players, it was their family who kept them playing hard, but there were other influences on the court as well.

“The bench helped by hyping them up, the players on the court. It is our job to keep our girls motivated to play hard.” said Senior Defense Specialist Leslie Alaniz

These players cheered the entire game with their team, making sure they had energy and worked hard. The girls fought hard, but in the end, lost to San Marino in 3 sets. They took this as an opportunity to learn and are going back to the drawing board to prepare for their next match.

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