Girls Volleyball Lose In 5 Sets To Los Gatos On Senior Night

Gabrielle Bains (16) getting flowers from teammates

Gabrielle Bains (’16) getting flowers from teammates

Ryan Chang and Jamie Cullen

Palo Alto volleyball faced the Los Gatos Wildcats on senior night. The Vikings lost a nail biter after five sets.

The Vikings started slow, losing the first set 25-16 and losing the second set 25-21. The Vikings came back strong in the next set getting a 15-8 lead. They eventually won the third set 25-19.

“We had a long talk when we weren’t really focused and we got focused” Chelsea Fan (‘18) said.

The fourth set was neck and neck. Both teams were at a stalemate at 16-16. The Vikings started to pull away with a 22-18 lead. The home crowd was electric and the Vikings won the set 25-20.

“I think that the girls we starting to warm up and they kind of felt more comfortable with the game. So I think that was a huge part of the comeback” head coach Jekara Wilson said.

The Wildcats started the fifth set strong, taking an early 5-2 lead. But the Vikings took a 11-8 lead. The Wildcats clawed their way back a to 13-13 draw. With momentum on their side, Los Gatos won the set 16-14, taking the victory.

This senior night was odd because the game was held at Gunn, but was still a memorable one according to Gabrielle Bains (‘16)

“Even though the game wasn’t at Paly, it was still a special night. The seniors appreciated what everyone did and it made us feel like a family.”

Next up the Vikings play their final game until playoffs away against Mountain View on Thursday, November 5 at 6:45 p.m.