Volleyball beats San Ramon in NorCal semifinals, in three games
November 26, 2011
“[San Ramon] played almost flawlessly in the first two sets so we really had to earn all of our points,” Kuppe said.
The Lady Vikes started off the third set with an early lead with Caroline Martin (‘12) serving. Paly’s next server, Melanie Wade (‘12) increased their lead with another serving run. The Lady Vikes kept their momentum high as they dominated the third set, winning it 25-13.
“Our talking was good, we didn’t have many balls that were just dropping,” Knowles said. “Our communication stayed good throughout the game.”
Although the Lady Vikes played very well, they did have some errors.
“We kept our game at the same level [throughout the match] and we did a great job, aside from serving,” Kuppe said.
Coach Dave Winn agreed that the first set was a little bit off due to the new lineup, but thought his girls executed everything pretty well.
“Most of what we didn’t do well was serving,” Winn said. “We have to serve better than that.”
The Lady Vikes will take on the winner of tonight’s match between St. Francis and Menlo-Atherton on Tuesday.
Michelle is a senior at Palo Alto High School. She joined The Viking staff at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, and is looking forward to covering...