Saturday, Sept. 25 was a big day for the Marymount Frosh/Soph team. They played in the annual Dave Moh’s Tournament, their first Fr/So only tourney event this year. ALL the Sailors saw playing time and the team did VERY well. The Dave Moh’s tourney hosted 30 total teams and Marymount’s Sailors ended up “on the podium” with a bronze medal finish.
Match #1 was against the “B” team from Los Alamitos HS. Marymount won the match in straight sets, 25-11, 25-17. Logan D. '25 led the way on offense scoring at will with sets from Kate W. '24. The strong serving came from several Sailors and nice “D” from Vanessa C. '25 and Kay I '25.
Match #2’s opponent was Ontario Christian HS. Our Sailors were more than ready for this one as they dominated the match and won 25-6 and 25-8. Cedar M. '25 has a good game on offense and Peyton H. '25 came off the bench to contribute in the back row.
Then, after quite a long wait, as the other pools in the tournament wrapped up their play, Marymount jumped into the playoff rounds (the playoff “matches” were just one set to 25 points). Due to their efforts in pool play, they earned the #1 seed for the playoffs.
Opponent #1 was the Fr/So team from Long Beach Poly. Poly came ready to play and gave the Sailors a good fight. Strong passing from Vanessa '25, Kay '25, and Bella M.'25 was a big factor that allowed Kate W. '24 to run a nice offense. Logan '25 and Masha L. '25 led in kills and Marymount prevailed 25-16.
On to the quarterfinals then, the Sailors took on San Clemente HS. Along with passing and her “D”, Vanessa C. '25 served the San Clemente team into “trouble” as well. The match was close up to a score of 15-15, then Marymount pulled away on very good ball control and sound hitting from Logan, Masha, and Yva A. '25 The final score was 25-20.
Now, our Sailors’ Fr/So team found themselves in the semi-finals. For this match, they faced the “A” team from Los Alamitos. The set started off strong, with both teams playing well., Marymount then pulled away, producing a 16-12 lead. Los Alamitos then fought back on some good offense from their outside hitter (and some unfortunate, errant passes on the Sailors part). The battle continued on and the score got to 20-20 and 23-23 toward the end. Los Alamitos ended up prevailing with a final score of 25-23.
It was a great day for the Sailors as they REALLY showed what they have learned about the game of volleyball and how MUCH they have improved. Great job Sailors!