Performances of the Week

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OCT 12 – 18
JV polo team goes 5 – 0, places first in tournament

The Performance of the Week for the week of Oct. 12 – Oct. 18 was the junior varsity boys water polo team’s 5 – 0 first place finish in the James Bourne tournament at Oakmont High School.

The team placed first out of five other teams in the tournament and, according to sophomore JV player Josh Keaton, played very well throughout the entirety of the tournament.

The Tigers’ performances included beating Casa Roble 13 – 2 and Antelope 11 – 2 and defeating Oakmont 4 – 2 in a tight win.

Sophomore Peter Edmondson and Keaton were both key players for the Tigers in the tournament. Edmondson had 34 saves, adding to his season total of 100 saves.

“We played very well and we put in all of our effort to get that gold plaque,” Edmondson said.

Keaton believes that although the team performed well, he personally could have played better as he suffered from fatigue in the later games of the tournament.

“I think I did good, but I could have done better,” Keaton said. “I was tired the whole weekend.”

He said that he did not expect to win the tournament because last year the team came in second place and believes that the coaches did very well to lead the team to a victory this year.

OCT 19 – 25
Varsity volleyball beats Whitney 3 – 0

The Performance of the Week for the week of Oct. 19 – Oct. 25 was the varsity girls volleyball team’s 3 – 0 shutout against the Whitney Wildcats on October 22. This win was a very important one for the Tigers, as it keeps the team’s playoff hopes alive.

All three of the sets were close, with scores of 26 – 24, 25 – 20 and 25 – 21.

The Tigers lost 3 – 2 to the Wildcats earlier this season but did not allow them to win any sets this time around.

“Coming out and beating them in three straight sets was a big deal for the girls,” varsity girls volleyball coach Cindy Simon said.

According to senior libero Ryan Blackwood, the team brought a lot more energy to the court than the last time they played Whitney.

Junior middle Isabelle Bautista agrees with Blackwood and also feels that this energy allowed them to play as more of a unified team.

“We played as a team rather than as individuals which really helped us minimize point deficits,” Bautista said. “There was just more energy and effort brought to [the Whitney] game than previous games.”

The team plays the Ponderosa Bruins and the Oakmont Vikings in its final two games and must defeat both in order to have a solid chance at making it into the postseason.