Serve it Up, Spike it Down

Irvington’s varsity girl’s volleyball team finished the first half of its season with a 5-1 record.

Irvington’s win over Mission San Jose, the team’s most prominent opponent, early in the season was a big encouragement to many players. Immediately after, the team focused its attention on the upcoming game against another formidable opponent, Washington.

“We might actually have a chance at becoming first in the league,” said sophomore hitter Jinny Yan.
On Thursday, October 1, Irvington had a home game against the Washington Huskies. Irvington was undefeated, while Washington High School had only lost to Mission San Jose.

The game was a nail-biter to dozens of parents, friends, and supporters. After a close game in which Washington’s new hitter, Konami Yokoyama, made 22 kills, Washington won. However, Irvington’s junior hitter, Katie Lopez, also had a star performance, with 22 kills and three blocks.

The Huskies won the first two matches of the game, each time by a close margin. In the third match, the Vikings made a remarkable comeback and went on to win the fourth match, consistently leading by about ten points. The final match came to a close with the Huskies up by 4 points.

Though the loss was a disappointment to the Viking players, it showed the team’s resilience and strength. Meanwhile, the volleyball team looks forward to a promising second half of the season.