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Volleyball’s last league game

Varsity girls volleyball defeated Chino 3-0 in a home game Tuesday, Oct. 24. The team ended with a season record of 8-2 and an overall record of 22-7, placing first in league.

Walnut won the first set with a score of 25-21, with outside hitter captain senior Janell Currier leading the offense by hitting seven kills.

“I was feeling determined and motivated to win because it was my last game,” Currier said. “This season helped me be a better leader and learn ways of how to communicate with my team.”

The Mustangs began the second set with two double blocks. However, the Cowboys countered each point by the Mustangs with aces. The Cowboys gained 10 points through a series of out-of-bound balls and mistakes from the Mustangs. Both rallied back and forth, tying three times toward the end of the set, with a final score of 29-27 to the Mustangs.

“At first, I was a little nervous because in order to get first place, we would have to win all three,” middle blocker senior Savannah Handy said. “The second [set] was really nerve-wracking because we were tied throughout the whole game.”

In the third and final set, Chino allowed five points to Walnut after several bad serves and mishits. After four aces and multiple kills, the Mustangs ended the set 25-6.

“It was really sad because it was our last game, but everyone on the team really stuck together and they were so supportive. Even  the freshmen were crying which made the experience even more sad,” defensive specialist senior Allison Greene said. “There was so much love on the court, and it helped everyone play so much better.”

By Tristan Gonzalez, Sports editor
Photo by Sherlene Su