Lancer volleyball team showing early promise

Courtesy Photo In the Katella Tournament the girls showcased their potential going 4-2.

Over the weekend of Aug. 5-6, the Avalon Girls volleyball team traveled to Anaheim and Irvine to play in the Katella Tournament and the Queens Court Tournament.

In the Katella Tournament the girls showcased their potential going 4-2. On Saturday and Sunday they played six teams ranging from Division 1 to Division 5 and the girls held their own and competed with these teams advancing to the bronze bracket. We were one of the smallest teams there and the team in the lowest Division and these girls fought hard and played with passion and heart.

This tournament was a high level and balance of competition for all skill levels. Thank you to Bucks from Bobby Foundation for giving these girls an opportunity to go play against great teams from all over SoCal but also to create memories with each other that will last a lifetime.

On Monday the girls faced Camarillo High School in a scrimmage, a team of 2,000 high school students and three Divisions above Avalon. Not only did our girls play well, we beat them in 3 out of 5 sets and we got a glimpse of how good our team can be. In order for our team to be successful, we will really need to serve tough, as we now do, and play really good defense.

We need to play together to get the job done, rather than count on one player to really come through on the court. The regular season got started on Aug. 12, as we took on Azusa High School. We are both on the CIF Watchlist for top teams in Division 7. Our schedule is loaded with home games, so come out and support us.