On October 24th, our HS volleyball teams participated ta the SKAC championship cup. Here are some details about our team performances. Go Sharks!
The HS Girls Volleyball A-Team played in the SKAC Finals at BFS. They won 4 and lost 3 SKAC matches to place second place in the A-Division among 6 schools. They were captained by Anika Cho and Ejew Kim.
The SKAC results were:
- 1-2 (25-17, 17-25, 14-16) DIS A
- 2-0 (25-17, 25-7) KFS
- 0-2 (9-25, 26-28) ISB A
- 2-1 (23-25, 25-8, 15-11) HIS A
- 2-0 (25-12, 25-13) ISK/BIA
- 2-1 (25-11, 19-25, 15-11) DIS A
- 0-2 (20-25, 22-25) ISB A
The A-Team had a very high serve percentage of 231/248, 93.15% (including 133/144, 92.36% overhand serves). Anika and Kacy had amazing serves. Chloe, Michaela, and Nastya had amazing passes. Ejew had amazing sets. They played smart, communicated loudly, were positive, were supportive, and never gave up.
The coaches are very proud of the team.
The HS Girls Volleyball B Team came off their 2-0 divisional tournament success to take home court to continue their undefeated quest to take it all home for the 2019-20 season. Led by their captain Katherine Kim, the girls looked to specifically improve on communication and serve percentage.
The B Team had taken up a positive mindset for the day and it was exemplified by winning all five matches of the day, winning 4 out of 5 of the day’s matches in three sets. The team persevered by beating ISB (25-22, 14-25, 15-10), HIS (25-21, 25-5), and GPA (24-26, 25-16, 15-9) to wrap up their round-robin play. In the semifinals, The B Team faced a hungry KFS team, but the KFS squad was no match for the BFS girls, with the deserving BFS team winning in three sets (25-27, 25-13, 15-7) to move on to the championship. In nail-biting fashion, the B Team faced off against ISB a second time that day, going the distance in three sets once again in the final round of the tournament. After winning the first set (25-19) and losing a close second set (21-25), the girls refused to give up and took the trophy that their coaches knew that they deserved. Taking the third set in demanding fashion, every part of the girls’ game came together and clicked at the most vital part of the tournament, winning the third set 15-8.
In the end, the girls culminated the year with a 7-0 undefeated record. They did not win the championship only because of their skillset , but because they made good decisions, played smart volleyball, and played for one another. They truly exemplified what it means to play SHARK volleyball.
Boys B Team
The Boys Volleyball B team did not have their best showing at the conference finals. By missing approximately 30% of our serves we gave our opponents many opportunities to score, resulting in an 0-3 record. While things were close, and we lost two deciding games by the score of 2-3, we allowed matches to go into the third game instead of winning the first two games.
Bright spots included strong serve receiving and excellent setting from Michael C.
Even though we did not have a winning record on the year, finishing 2-4, we learned how to rely on teammates and how to learn from our mistakes.