Men’s Volleyball Finishes the Season Strong

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Talon Staff

On April 12, the Varsity Men’s Volleyball team played visiting Encina Prep High School. The game ended in a 3-0 win.

The Men’s Varsity Volleyball season has come to an end with a 26-11 overall record and 12-2 league record. The Falcons, coached by Mrs. Carla Borges, placed 2nd in the Sierra Delta League. This season is having one of the best seasons for the Falcons. It is the first season that the Falcons only have one league loss.

One of the team’s most thrilling game was against Golden Sierra for Senior Night. Although the game ended with 1-3 loss, every part of the game was a battle. The last match ended 32-34. The Falcons, led by senior captains Wade Davis, Tyler Kenyon, and Joey Iten, have 10 players in total (3 seniors, 6 juniors, and 1 sophomore).

Davis led the team in kills with 250 and in blocks with 94. Iten lead the team in digs with 129. Kenyon led the team in aces with 47 and assists with 321. Kenyon and junior Shane DeGrace combine for 569 of the team’s 576 assists.

“My favorite part of volleyball was being a sophomore on the varsity team and having the extra experience,” sophomore Dillon Webb said.

The Varsity Falcons lost in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs after being placed as the third seed.

The Men’s JV Volleyball season ended with a 11-5 overall record and a 8-2 league record. The JV team is coached by Miss Lindsey Munar and assisted by Mr. Paulo Mikelionis. The JV Falcons placed 1st in the Sierra Delta League.

“Being able to see them come from a losing record to a winning record, it was really rewarding to see as a coach and it proves how hard they worked to earn those wins,” Coach Munar said.

The JV Falcons are captained by sophomore Sunny Dadwhal and have a total of 10 players on the team (7 sophomores and 3 freshmen).

“My favorite part of volleyball is getting that perfect set and hitting the ball to the opposing team. It feels good being able to play and contribute to the team,” sophomore Gabe Cabezas said.

The JV team showed that they learned from their past mistakes as they lost to league opponents Mesa Verde and San Juan early in the season, but got their revenge later in the season by beating them both.