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November 27, 2012 > Volleyball: Vikings defeat Warriors on Senior Night

Volleyball: Vikings defeat Warriors on Senior Night

By Kenny Jacoby, Photo by Mike Heightchew

The Irvington Vikings took down the Mission San Jose Warriors at home on Thursday, November 1, by a final score of 3-1 (25-12, 25-19, 35-33, 25-20). Both teams honored their seniors during a pre-game Senior Night tribute. The Warriors honored seniors Tiffany Chen and Shannon Chua, while the Vikings said farewell to seniors Danielle Carothers, Nicole Ho, Cammie Kajioka, and Amy Laus.

In Game 1, Irvington came out strong, claiming seven of the first eight points. The Vikings never looked back, dominating the game and winning by a final score of 25-12. The momentum shifted in Game 2, as Mission San Jose held the lead for nearly the entire game. Finally, the Vikings tied it up at 19-19, and went on a 6-0 run to steal the game from the Warriors, 25-19.

Game 3 was a wild one, with both teams trading leads several times. The Vikings' Laura Hubacek provided some key blocks to keep the Vikings in the game. Irvington broke a 23-23 tie with a point to force match point against the Warriors. With the game and match on the line, the Warriors tied it up with a blocked spike after a long rally. Mission San Jose scored again to force game point, but Irvington battled back and scored the 25-25 equalizer. The rest of the game was incredibly suspenseful, as both teams found themselves with their backs against the wall several times. Mission San Jose held game point five more times, while the Vikings held match point four more times. The trailing team scored on game point ten times in a row, until finally Mission San Jose took the win by a final score of 35-33 in an incredible game.

In Game 4, Irvington fought to a 6-0 lead, with some key powerful kills from their star player Carothers. Mission San Jose sparked a comeback in the end, but finished with a loss, 25-20.

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