WISH Academy Varsity Volleyball had a great opening week with a triple header! On Tuesday, they faced Lake Balboa and started off hot. They won their opening set in a best of five matches. Lake Balboa came back strong and took set two from WISH with ease. WISH fought back in set three to pull out the win and headed in to set four ready to end it. The game was point for point until WISH got up by five with only three points to win. WISH lost the ball and Lake Balboa took advantage of several WISH errors to tie the game. The teams went point for point but Lake Balboa took the 25-23 victory. Now tied 2-2, the teams headed into the tying set to 15. Unfortunately, Lake Balboa started with the serve and with a strong server behind the line, put WISH at a quick seven-point deficit. WISH tried to rally back but it was too late. Lake Balboa took the set five win and handed WISH their first loss of the season.
On Wednesday, WISH came back ready to dominate against Burton Tech. WISH came out strong and fought hard for every point and ended on top in both set one and two. Unfortunately, WISH did not walk away with a straight three-set win as Burton Tech came back and beat WISH in two straight sets. Again, on to the fifth game tiebreaker. Burton Tech started with serve but WISH got it back right away and took the lead. Burton Tech was a very scrappy team and picked up everything that has handed to them. The teams battled point for point until the bitter end. However, WISH squeezed by with the 15-13 win and overall victory!
To finish the week, this team played Shalhevet on Thursday, a team that has beaten them in both contests the last two years. WISH came out playing strong and smooth. With great serving, defense, and attacks, the team started to really work well together. They played hard and smart to earn a straight three-set domination! 25-14, 25-15, 25-16, respectively. A great team win!
Congratulations to Adelaney Miramontes, Rani Singh, Imari Taylor, Khristian Jones, Ella Finnerty, Madison Martin, Kelsey Atlas, Mira Keller, and Mia Bagnara. A job well done!
Come check out the team this upcoming week with another three games!
Monday, 9/16- 5:30pm Volleyball Home Game
Wednesday, 9/18- 5:30pm Volleyball Home Game
Friday, 9/20- 5:30pm Volleyball Home Game