The Half Moon Bay Cougar JV Volleyball team finished up their season with an exciting and hard fought win over the Sequoia Ravens in a rowdy Sequoia gym. This cemented an undefeated League season of 14-0 and an overall record of 25-5 for the Cougars.
The first set started with the Cougars taking an immediate lead, surging ahead 13-5. Then the Ravens started chipping away at the lead, with a series of serving errors on the Cougar side making it difficult to close out the game. However, the Cougars continue to push forward and were able to close out the first set 25-22.
The second set however found the Cougars continuing to struggle getting their serves in the court, which the Ravens took full advantage of. The only reason the Cougars remained in the game at all was a strong offense that continually was able to side out against the Ravens’ serve. However, the Ravens continued to push throughout the set and finally ended up taking the 2nd set 23-25.
This pushed the match to a 3rd set. The question remained whether the Cougars would be able to get past the 2nd set and be able to rally their spirits and their serving. As the set began, it was clear that the Cougars were able to do just that. A strong series of serving from Half Moon Bay pushed the Cougars to an immediate 12-4 lead. The Ravens put up a valiant effort but in the end the Cougars proved to be too much and closed out the set and the match 15-8.
Offensive standouts for the Cougars were Joey Vetrone with 3 Aces and 13 Assists, Mayah Johnson with 2 Aces and 4 Kills, and Madelyn Mullins with 3 Aces and 1 Kill. The Defense was led by Mikaela Sendino with 17 Digs, Mayah Johnson with 9 Digs, and Joey Vetrone with 9 Digs.