Varsity volleyball wins against West Covina

Varsity volleyball defeated West Covina 3-0 in a home league game Thursday, Oct. 12.

Walnut won the first set with a score of 25-6, taking advantage of its serves by hitting six aces at the start of the game. Defensive specialist freshman Lily Rzonca was substituted in early during the game and hit three of the six aces in the first set.

“We could have improved on our communication. We had a few balls drop because we weren’t talking,” Rzonca said. “After [a] situation where [miscommunication] happens, we talk to our teammates and say, ‘Hey, I’ve got those [hits], you’ve got these [hits].’”

Walnut began the second set with a six-point run. West Covina earned a point immediately after, due to a mishit by Walnut. The Mustangs prevented the Bulldogs from scoring more points by effectively returning their serves. However, Walnut lost four points to West Covina after multiple hits into the net, ending the set 25-13.

In the third set, West Covina matched Walnut’s playing style by hitting into gaps in Walnut’s formation. Despite allowing West Covina to score several points, Walnut pulled through with a win, ending the third set at 25-21.

“I felt motivated and hyped up today. I channeled my energy toward having a good game,” Rzonca said. “I could’ve improved on the placement of my hits, but overall as a team we did well.”

By Bhalpriya Sandhu, Staff writer
Photo by Jessica Dixon