March 24, 2010 > Prep boys volleyball recap
Prep boys volleyball recap
By Yama Hazheer
High school boys volleyball season is underway. Some teams have made improvements during the off season while other teams have lost key seniors due to graduating.
Washington High School is currently atop the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) standings with a 5-1 record, including two wins in league play and remaining undefeated at home. The Huskies have an 11-point differential against their opponents. They have 16 points thus far in six games.
"The team has definitely improved since last year, and we can only improve as the season progresses," senior libero Darren Tan said. "For the rest of the year, I expect that we'll continue to grow stronger and show that Washington High is a team to look out for this year."
Four games into the season, John F. Kennedy High School has a 2-2 record. They have shutout teams like Redwood and Ygnacio Valley, but have been shutout themselves by Washington. Trying to get away from the tough loss against the Huskies, the Vikings will look to start a winning streak.
Despite starting off their season with two consecutive impressive wins, the Moreau Catholic Mariners have lost three matches in a row before they could secure their fourth victory.
Second in the MVAL in points with 15, James Logan High has itself a 4-2 record. Logan looks to shake-off a loss at Mission with a game at Kennedy. The game will not take place until the first of April, so the Colts have a lot of time to rest and practice hard for the Vikings.
Starting off the season slowly, the American Eagles are on a two game losing streak. Losing their two previous games with a combined score of 6-0, the Eagles will face Kennedy at home on Tuesday, March 30. American's record is currently 1-4.
Mission San Jose Warriors are riding a win streak and look to defeat Kennedy on Thursday, March 25. Two out of its three wins have come at home against other league teams.
"So far our season seems to be going well. We've won both of our games against American and Logan," senior outside hitter Samai Shir said. "As for the rest of the season, we're not quite sure. But we're expecting competition."