HUB staff writer–
The buzzer sounds and the crowd’s roar drops to a low hum as freshmen Jordyn Fahey jogs to the end line to serve. She tosses and swings. The ball hits Monterey Trail’s side of the court with a clear bounce, and Fahey joins her team mates in the center of their court with a praising ace cheer and many congratulatory high-fives.
DHS’s junior varsity women’s volleyball team previously took on Monterey Trail and won in two games (25-19 and 30-28).On Oct. 25 Davis prevailed yet again, winning two consecutive games 25-13 and 25-14.
“I’m pretty sure that was our best match of the season,” sophomore Sarah Allen-Sutter said.
Davis’s consistent serving and strong defense “were the keys to [their] win,” coach Lyndsay Cantrell said.
Fahey kicked off the first game with an ace and continued to serve, earning eight more points for her team. Alongside Fahey, Allen-Sutter contributed to her team with consistent serving runs throughout both games.
Sophomore Chris Roeckl-Navazio played tough defense in middle-back, protecting the back line and deep corners of the court. Roeckl-Navazio picked up a deep corner shot with an outstretched fist, scooping it up at the last minute and assisting her team to send the ball over and win the play. “[…] everyone thought the ball was down and Chris got it up. [She] had an amazing defensive game,”Cantrell said.
The last play of the second game was credited to freshman Kendal Paulson and “was the highlight of the game” Nelson said, “Kendal made the last kill […] it was a great hit and at that moment we all knew we had won; our hard work had paid off!”
With this last home game win, the Devils junior varsity women’s volleyball team feels confident for their final game of the season against Elk Grove.