April 10, 2012 > American Volleyball Sweeps
American Volleyball Sweeps
Submitted By Eric Cruzada and Jesse McLellan
American High men's volleyball had quite an eventful weekend. First their varsity team defeated Logan 3-1 on Thursday, April 5, followed by their junior varsity team sweeping in the Moreau Tournament on Saturday April 7.
During the varsity game against Logan, the American Eagles lost the first of four games to the Logan Colts with a 19-25 score. Undeterred, the Eagles came back strong with a 25-16 win over their opponents followed by a close 25-22 game also ending in victory for American. With games now 2-1 in the Eagles' favor, the final game was pivotal. After great plays from each side, American squeaked out a 27-25 win over Logan and securing the overall win. The varsity MVAL record is now 3-2 after this match.
Two days later, it was time for the junior varsity men to shine. American's first opponent was tournament host, Moreau Catholic. Despite some close games (25-16, 19-25, 8-15), Moreau came out victorious with a 2-1 lead over American. The next games would go better for the Eagles as they defeated Kennedy 2-0 in two very close games (25-22, 25-23) and overtook Mission San Jose also 2-0 with a slightly larger spread over two games (25-10, 25-20). In the fourth round, American went head-to-head with Sir Francis Drake High School and took home yet another 2-0 win allowing the Eagles to move on to the single elimination round. American met again with Mission San Jose and again defeated them 2-0 and progressed to play the Kennedy Titans for first place. The first game ended in an Eagle victory as they came out with a 25-15 score. The next game was a nail-biter, but the American Eagles yet again were victorious (25-22), and took first place at the tournament. Their MVAL record is 4-1 for the season thus far.