Volleyball Streak Ends in Albany

Jacob Ngai, Staff Writer

After 4 sets with Albany in their NCS playoff game, the girls’ volleyball season came to an end.  The loss was disappointing, but players still felt like they had achieved a lot by finishing undefeated in league competition and qualifying for NCS after losing several key performers from last year’s state championship squad.

“It was kind of a combination of sadness and accomplishment,” said junior Annie Shurtz. “We had accomplished so much and we had so much potential, but we still felt like we have succeeded.”

On November 9th, against Petaluma, the cougars crushed the Spartans with scores of 25-15, 25-14, and 25-21 in a three-set sweep.  The Cougars entered the match with great confidence.

“I knew that we would be competing against Petaluma and we would most likely win,” said head coach Scott Bishop.

Leading into the match against Albany, Brooke Standring echoed Bishop’s confidence. “Well, I think that personally, we are capable of beating them but it depends on our mentality and preparing,” she said.