By Cassie Archer & Laura Bock,
The Davis High School women’s varsity volleyball team defeated Sacramento Charter High School in a three set match on Friday, Aug. 28.
In the first set, DHS started strong and maintained a lead throughout. While Sacramento fought back valiantly, they never quite caught up. Spikes by juniors Karlie Kijanka and Mitra Varjavand helped bring the Devils to victory, with a final score of 25-13.
“I think Karlie Kijanka’s swinging was really consistent, and I think that was a great highlight,” junior Allison Chambers said.
DHS quickly gained the lead during the second set, thanks to good team communication. The Devils always seemed to be a few steps ahead of Sacramento, allowing for a 25-14 win.
“It’s really important to have teamwork […] because volleyball is a communication sport, so you have to be able to talk to each other and work together,” Chambers said.
However, Sacramento began to step up their game during the third set, scoring two easy points before DHS could catch up. After a long back and forth between the two, DHS finally regained the lead and maintained it until the end, winning the set 25-16.
Coach Jordon Friend wasn’t surprised by the victory. “I was expecting us to dominate from the service line and to capitalize on free balls, and I think that we did that really well.”
As for the rest of the season, Friend expects that the team will “have to continue to serve really tough and make that one of our biggest strengths, and to take teams out of the system.”